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

 

  • 493

    REPORTED FATALITIES YEAR TO DATE in 2022* (AS OF 12/1/2022)

    ‘Fatalities’ is a count of the total number of persons killed in a motor vehicle crash (some fatal crashes involve more than one fatality).
  • 464

    REPORTED FATAL CRASHES YEAR TO DATE in 2022 (AS OF 12/1/2022)

    ‘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*

   2022 YTD** 2021** 2020  2019 
Drivers – All  308 343 349  304 
Passenger – All  59 83 71  96 
Pedestrians – All  113 131 138  125 
Bike or other pedalcycle  11 6 15 10 
Unknown*** 2 0 0
Total: 493 563 573 535

Data Disclaimers 

 *  Preliminary/subject to change: Fatal crash/fatality numbers as reported to the Maryland State Police (MSP) 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 determined by the MSP’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System analyst. 

**Crash data reported by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office are sourced from fatal crash/fatality numbers as reported to the Maryland State Police MSP. Data are subject to change.

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

Crash Data Definitions 

Crash Summaries

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

Statewide Crash Summary

   2017  2018  2019  2020 2021 5-Year Average 
Fatal Crashes  518  485  496  546 524 514 
Injury Crashes  34,664  33,936 32,928 25,352 28,084 30,993
Property Damage Crashes  80,259 83,626 82,561 69,698 80,048 79,238
Total Crashes  115,441  118,047 115,985 95,596 108,656 110,745
                  
Total of All Fatalities  558  512  535  573 563 548
Total Number Injured  51,391 50,011  48,668 36,777 40,788 45,527

Driver Alcohol or Drugs Involved

2017 – 2021 Crash Summary

   2017  2018  2019  2020 2021 5-Year Average 
Fatal Crashes  170  130  131  173 154 152
Injury Crashes  2,094  2,086  2,105  1,830 1,898 2,003
Property Damage Crashes  4,390  4,689  4,628  4,214 4,470 4,478
Total Crashes  6,654  6,905  6,864  6,217 6,522 6,632
                  
Total of All Fatalities  191  142  151  186 173 169
Total Number Injured  3,216  3,051  3,226  2,695 2,802 2,998

Speed / Aggressive Driver Involved 

2017 – 2021 Crash Summaries

Aggressive Driver Involved

   2017  2018  2019  2020 2021 5-Year Average
Fatal Crashes  49  28  37  55 32 40
Injury Crashes  1,607  1,524  1,387  1,025 1,106 1,330 
Property Damage Crashes  2,873  2,814  2,652  1,884 2,126 2,470
Total Crashes  4,529  4,366  4,076  2,964 3,264 3,840
                  
Total of All Fatalities  55  32  39  61 33 44 
Total Number Injured  2,582  2,406  2,200  1,674 1,758 2,124

Speed Involved

   2017  2018  2019  2020 2021 5-Year Average 
Fatal Crashes  93  71  72  101 87 85 
Injury Crashes  3,093  3,253  2,737  2,113 2,226 2,684
Property Damage Crashes  6,762  7,327  6,374 5,354 5,634 6,290 
Total Crashes  9,948  10,651  9,183  7,568 7,947 9,059
                  
Total of All Fatalities  107  76  76  110 96 93
Total Number Injured  4,638  4,685  4,039  3,028 3,187 3,915

Distracted Driver Involved 

2017 – 2021 Crash Summary

   2017  2018  2019  2020 2021 5 Year Average
Fatal Crashes  208  176  183  205 205 195 
Injury Crashes  18,664  18,126  17,664 13,224 14,442 16,424
Property Damage Crashes  37,513  38,898  38,876  31,982 36,235 36,701
Total Crashes  56,386  57,200  56,723  45,411 50,882 53,321
                  
Total of All Fatalities  220  189  196  216 222 209
Total Number Injured  27,969  26,979  26,393  19,248 21,134 24,345

Motorcycle Involved 

2017 – 2021 Crash Summary

   2017  2018  2019  2020 2021 5-Year average
Fatal Crashes  83  56  74  81 77 74
Injury Crashes  1,028  943  897  907 961 947
Property Damage Crashes  340  275  282  301 305 301
Total Crashes  1,451  1,274  1,253  1,289 1,343 1,322 
                  
Total of All Fatalities  85  58  77  81 78 76
Total Number Injured  1,220  1,070  1,058  1,092 1,114 1,111

Pedestrian on Foot Involved 

2017 – 2021 Crash Summary

   2017  2018  2019  2020 2021 5-Year Average
Fatal Crashes  109  130  124  130 125 124
Injury Crashes  3,111  2,931  2,750  2,000 2,185 2,595
Property Damage Crashes  246  248  264  217 238 243
Total Crashes  3,466  3,309  3,138  2,347 2,548 2,962
                  
Total of All Fatalities  111  131  124  131 127 125
Total Number Injured  3,531  3,355  3,109  2,341 2,514 2,970

Bicycle or Other Pedalcycle Involved 

2017 – 2021 Crash Summary

   2017  2018  2019  2020 2021 5-Year Average
Fatal Crashes  11  10  16 6 10
Injury Crashes  717  603  686  580 583 634
Property Damage Crashes  139  133  153  122 145 138
Total Crashes  867  742  849  718 734 782 
                  
Total of All Fatalities  11  10  16 6 10
Total Number Injured  767  634  728  616 613 672

Occupant Protection Use Summary 

2012 – 2022 Observed Belt Usage Rate in Maryland