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2020 Pennsylvania Crash Statistics

Posted on July 29, 2021

Pennsylvania vehicle crashes were way down in 2020, and in fact ranked as the second lowest since recordkeeping began in 1935, according to the annual PennDOT Pennsylvania Crash Facts & Statistics report.

The Overview

There were 104,475 traffic crashes on Pennsylvania roads in 2020, killing 1,129 and injuring 61,248. With 102.8 billion vehicle-miles traveled, the 2020 fatality rate was just 1.10 per hundred million miles traveled.

Causes of the Crashes

Historic Trends

From 2019 to 2020, total crashes decreased 16.6% and total injuries decreased 19.7%. However, fatalities increased by 6.6%. Pennsylvania’s fatality rate has been historically lower than the U.S. fatality rate. U.S. numbers were not available as of the publishing of this report.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in the Philadelphia region, or a loved one is the victim of a traffic fatality, contact an attorney experienced in winning motor vehicle accident cases.