Columbia ranks in top 10 most accident-prone cities list, study says

Published: Dec. 20, 2018 at 1:34 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - In a new study conducted by QuoteWizard, Columbia has been ranked among cities with the highest rate of car crashes.

In 2017, more than 40,000 people nationwide died in car crashes. And that number is on the rise, with a six percent increase in traffic deaths since 2015. No matter what part of the country you live in, being on the road is always a risk. But driving is apparently more dangerous in some places than others.

QuoteWizard analyzed self-reported driving infractions data from site users, which includes accidents. These rankings account for more than one million data points on accidents from 2017. Cities ranked ‘most accident-prone’ have the highest rate of accidents per driver.

From the most accidents to the least, these are the 25 most car accident-prone cities in the US:

1. Columbus, OH

2. St. Louis, MO

3. Los Angeles, CA

4. Sacramento, CA

5. New Orleans, LA

6. Charlotte, SC

7. Columbia, SC

8. Washington DC

9. Baltimore, MD

10. Greenville, SC

11. Portland, OR

12. Salt Lake City, UT

13. Omaha, NE

14. New York, NY

15. Atlanta, GA

16. San Diego, CA

17. Richmond, VA

18. Louisville, KY

19. Bakersfield, CA

20. Hartford, CT

21. Boston, MA

22. Durham, NC

23. Virginia Beach, VA

24. Riverside, CA

25. Birmingham, AL

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