Maryland Crash Data

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

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  • REPORTED FATALITIES THIS YEAR TO DATE 2024

    Data Last Updated: 2/29/2024 4:00:55 AM
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    REPORTED FATALITIES LAST YEAR TO DATE 2023

    Data Last Updated: 2/29/2024 4:00:55 AM

Crash Summaries

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

Crash Data Definitions 

Statewide Crash Summary

2018  2019  2020 2021 2022 5-Year Average 
Fatal Crashes 485 496 546 524 534 517
Injury Crashes 33,941 32,938 25,360 28,138 28,024 29,680
Property Damage Crashes 83,643 82,583 69,728 80,238 79,885 79,215
Total Crashes 118,069 116,017 95,634 108,900 108,443 109,413
 
Total of All Fatalities 512  535  573 563 566 550
Total Number Injured 50,017 48,682 36,790 40,853 40,716 43,412

Driver Alcohol or Drugs Involved

2018 – 2022 Crash Summary

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 5-Year Average
Fatal Crashes  130 131 173 155 135 145
Injury Crashes  2,086 2,106 1,831 1,905 1,704 1,926
Property Damage Crashes  4,689 4,628 4,217 4,480 3,938 4,390
Total Crashes  6,905 6,865 6,221 6,540 5,777 6,462
  
Total of All Fatalities  142  151  186 174 146 160
Total Number Injured  3,051  3,227 2,696 2,809 2,534 2,863

Speed / Aggressive Driver Involved

2018 – 2022 Crash Summaries

Aggressive Driver Involved

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 5-Year Average
Fatal Crashes 28 37 55 32 33 37
Injury Crashes 1,524 1,387 1,027 1,109 1,106 1,231
Property Damage Crashes 2,814 2,654 1,885 2,135 2,226 2,343
Total Crashes 4,366 4,078 2,967 3,276 3,365 3,610
 
Total of All Fatalities 32  39  61 33 36 40
Total Number Injured 2,406  2,200  1,677 1,762 1,784 1,966

Speed Involved

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 5-Year Average
Fatal Crashes 71 72 101 88 99 86
Injury Crashes 3,253 2,738 2,115 2,228 2,185 2,504
Property Damage Crashes 7,327 6,375 5,356 5,638 5,642 6,068
Total Crashes 10,651 9,185 7,572 7,954 7,926 8,658
 
Total of All Fatalities 76  76  110 97 110 94
Total Number Injured 4,685  4,041  3,031 3,190 3,220 3,633

Distracted Driver Involved

2018 – 2022 Crash Summary

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 5 Year Average
Fatal Crashes 175 183 205 205 188 191
Injury Crashes 18,131 17,668 13,227 14,461 14,471 15,592
Property Damage Crashes 38,909 38,883 31,993 36,293 36,373 36,490
Total Crashes 57,215 56,734 45,425 50,959 51,032 52,273
 
Total of All Fatalities 188  196  216 222 199 204
Total Number Injured 26,985  26,399  19,253 21,155 21,225 23,003

Motorcycle Involved

2018 – 2022 Crash Summary

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 5-Year average
Fatal Crashes 56 74 81 77 75 73
Injury Crashes 943 897 907 964 966 935
Property Damage Crashes 275 282 301 305 297 292
Total Crashes 1,274 1,253 1,289 1,346 1,338 1,300
 
Total of All Fatalities 58  77  81 78 77 74
Total Number Injured 1,070  1,058  1,092 1,117 1,113 1,090

Pedestrian on Foot Involved

2018 – 2022 Crash Summary

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 5-Year Average
Fatal Crashes 130 124 130 125 131 128
Injury Crashes 2,932 2,752 2,001 2,194 2,271 2,430
Property Damage Crashes 248 264 217 240 210 236
Total Crashes 3,310 3,140 2,348 2,559 2,612 2,793
 
Total of All Fatalities 131  124  131 127 132 129
Total Number Injured 3,356  3,111  2,342 2,524 2,595 2,786

Bicycle or Other Pedalcycle Involved

2018 – 2022 Crash Summary

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 5-Year Average
Fatal Crashes 6 10 16 6 11 10
Injury Crashes 603 686 580 583 606 612
Property Damage Crashes 133 154 122 145 131 137
Total Crashes 742 850 718 734 748 759
 
Total of All Fatalities 10  16 6 11 10
Total Number Injured 634  728  616 613 650 648

Occupant Protection Use Summary

2012 – 2022 Observed Belt Usage Rate in Maryland