Maryland Crash Data

Maryland takes a data-driven approach to reach our goal of zero roadway fatalities and serious injuries.

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MARYLAND FATALITY SUMMARY

  • 574

    Reported Fatalities in 2020* (As of 6/17/2021)

    ‘Fatalities’ is a count of the total number of persons killed in a motor vehicle crash (some fatal crashes involve more than one fatality).

  • 547

    Reported Fatal Crashes in 2020* (As of 6/17/2021)

    ‘Fatal Crashes’ is a count of the number of incidents where at least one fatality occurred as a result of a motor vehicle crash.

Breakdown of Overall Fatalities

   2020*  2019 
Drivers – All  350  304 
Passenger – All  71  96 
Pedestrians – All  138  125 
Bike or other pedalcycle  15 10 
Unknown*** 0
Total: 574 535

Crash Summaries

The breakdown below shows major causes of motor vehicle crashes and resulting fatalities in Maryland.

Statewide Crash Summary

   2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  5-Year Average 
Fatal Crashes  480  483  518  485  496  492 
Injury Crashes  30,721  34,720  34,664  33,930 32,919  33,391
Property Damage Crashes  76,917  85,075  80,247  83,611 82,511  81,672 
Total Crashes  108,118  120,278  115,429  118,026 115,926 115,555 
                    
Total of All Fatalities  521  522  558  512  535  530
Total Number Injured  44,929  50,921  51,391 50,003  48,658  49,180 

Driver Alcohol or Drugs Involved

2015 – 2019 Crash Summary

   2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  5-Year Average 
Fatal Crashes  161  138  170  130  131  146 
Injury Crashes  1,929  2,132  2,094  2,086  2,103  2,069 
Property Damage Crashes  4,201  4,422  4,390  4,689  4,623  4,465 
Total Crashes  6,291  6,692  6,654  6,905  6,857  6,680 
                    
Total of All Fatalities  181  149  191  142  151  163 
Total Number Injured  2,946  3,199  3,216  3,051  3,223  3,127 

Speed / Aggressive Driver Involved 

2015 – 2019 Crash Summaries

Aggressive Driver Involved

   2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  5-Year Average
Fatal Crashes  27  36  49  28  37  35 
Injury Crashes  1,419  1,645  1,607  1,524  1,387  1,516 
Property Damage Crashes  2,304  2,574  2,872  2,813  2,651  2,643 
Total Crashes  3,750  4,255  4,528  4,365  4,075  4,195 
                    
Total of All Fatalities  30  39  55  32  39  39 
Total Number Injured  2,247  2,636  2,582  2,406  2,200  2,414 

Speed Involved

   2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  5-Year Average 
Fatal Crashes  64  69  93  71  71  74 
Injury Crashes  3,118  3,294  3,093  3,253  2,737  3,099 
Property Damage Crashes  6,066  6,663  6,762  7,327  6,371  6,638 
Total Crashes  9,248  10,026  9,948  10,651  9,179  9,810 
                    
Total of All Fatalities  71  77  107  76  75  81 
Total Number Injured  4,554  4,839  4,638  4,685  4,039  4,551 

Distracted Driver Involved 

2015 – 2019 Crash Summary

   2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  5 Year Average
Fatal Crashes  108  171  208  176  183  169 
Injury Crashes  16,427  18,764  18,664  18,126  17,660  17,928 
Property Damage Crashes  32,139  37,436  37,512  38,895  38,847  36,966 
Total Crashes  48,674  56,371  56,384  57,197  56,690  55,063 
                    
Total of All Fatalities  120  180  220  189  196  181 
Total Number Injured  24,401  27,785  27,968  26,979  26,388  26,704 

Motorcycle Involved 

2015 – 2019 Crash Summary

   2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  5-Year average
Fatal Crashes  68  71  83  56  74  70 
Injury Crashes  1,048  1,126  1,028  943  897  1,008 
Property Damage Crashes  365  320  340  275  281  316 
Total Crashes  1,481  1,517  1,451  1,274  1,252  1,395 
                    
Total of All Fatalities  71  75  85  58  77  73 
Total Number Injured  1,222  1,292  1,220  1,070  1,058  1,172 

Pedestrian on Foot Involved 

2015 – 2019 Crash Summary

   2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  5-Year Average
Fatal Crashes  99  107  109  130  123  114 
Injury Crashes  2,728  3,069  3,111  2,929  2,747  2,917 
Property Damage Crashes  268  277  246  248  264  261 
Total Crashes  3,095  3,453  3,466  3,307  3,134  3,291 
                    
Total of All Fatalities  100  109  111  131  123  115 
Total Number Injured  3,054  3,502  3,531  3,353  3,106  3,309 

Bicycle or Other Pedalcycle Involved 

2015 – 2019 Crash Summary

   2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  5-Year Average
Fatal Crashes  10  16  11  10  11 
Injury Crashes  678  676  717  603  685  672 
Property Damage Crashes  153  159  139  133  153  147 
Total Crashes  841  851  867  742  848  830 
                    
Total of All Fatalities  11  16  11  10  11 
Total Number Injured  712  705  767  634  727  709 

Occupant Protection Use Summary 

2012 – 2019 Observed Belt Usage Rate in Maryland

Data Disclaimers 

 *  Preliminary/subject to change: Fatal crash/fatality numbers as reported to the Maryland State Police and summarized by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office. Fatal crash data includes information about crashes still under investigation and is subject to change. Data excludes fatalities determined to be the result of a medical condition, suicide, homicide, or non-traffic-related causes. 

**Crash data reported by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office (MHSO) are sourced from the State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) which maintains a database derived from reports submitted to, processed, and approved by the Maryland State Police official crash reporting system. Data are subject to change.

 *** Unknown fatalities: Fatality reported but the crash still under investigation