Miami-Dade Auto Fatalities up 17% in 2021

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According to preliminary data gathered from 31 law enforcement agencies, Miami-Dade County saw a 9% increase in car accidents in 2021 compared to the prior year.  That’s a total of 126,834 reported accidents in 2021 compared to 103,311 accidents reported in in 2020.

I know what you’re thinking.  Wait, 2020 was the year of lockdowns and empty streets.  Of course accidents went up in 2021 compared to the COVID lockdown year of 2020.  And you’d be right about accidents, but wrong when it comes to fatalities. We’ll get to that in a moment…

When you compare 2021 car accidents to 2019, the total number of accidents were actually down last year by 12% compared to the last pre-COVID year where we had 143,881 reported car accidents in Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade Car Accident Fatalities:

According to the preliminary data we’ve gathered, there were 362 car accident fatalities in 2021.  That’s up 17% compared to the 310 fatalities in 2020.  But it’s also up 18% compared to the 308 reported fatalities in 2019.

Miami-Dade Car Accident Fatalities:

  • 2019:  308
  • 2020:  310
  • 2021:  362

Miami-Dade Car Accidents by Municipality:

Below is the raw data that includes the number of fatalities by municipality and/or law enforcement reporting agency:

Agency 2019 2020 2021
Total Miami-Dade Accidents
Serious Injuries           2,261           1,581           1,717
Total Crashes       143,881       103,311       126,834
Fatalities              308              310              362
% Serious 1.6% 1.5% 1.4%
% Fatal 0.21% 0.30% 0.29%
Miami Police Department
Serious Injuries              186              175              193
Total Crashes         24,182         17,280         22,265
Fatalities                50                47                56
Aventura Police Department
Serious Injuries                25                17                13
Total Crashes           1,893           1,273           1,789
Fatalities                –                  1                –
Bal Harbour Police Department
Serious Injuries                –                –                –
Total Crashes                29                50                –
Fatalities                –                  1                –
Coral Gables Police Department
Serious Injuries                38                42                34
Total Crashes           2,761           1,755           2,137
Fatalities                  1                –                –
Coral Gables Police Department
Serious Injuries                38                42                34
Total Crashes           2,761           1,755           2,137
Fatalities                  1                –                –
Doral Police
Serious Injuries                10                12                  9
Total Crashes           3,024           1,885           2,649
Fatalities                  2                  4                  5
El Portal Police
Serious Injuries                –                –                  1
Total Crashes                30                10                18
Fatalities                –                –                –
FHP Troop E – Miami-Dade Monroe
Serious Injuries              651              408              498
Total Crashes         27,740         20,204         24,633
Fatalities              100                93              104
Florida City Police
Serious Injuries                12                  7                13
Total Crashes              874              748              897
Fatalities                  2                  1                  3
FIU Police
Serious Injuries                –                –                –
Total Crashes              199                69              126
Fatalities                –                –                –
Hialeah Police
Serious Injuries              148                76                81
Total Crashes         12,292           9,179         10,748
Fatalities                19                20                23
Hialeah Gardens Police
Serious Injuries                  5                  3                  5
Total Crashes           2,161              888           1,109
Fatalities                –                  1                  2
Homestead Police
Serious Injuries                  9                  7                13
Total Crashes           1,730           1,711           2,519
Fatalities                  2                  4                  7
Key Biscayne Police
Serious Injuries                –                –                –
Total Crashes                –                  1                –
Fatalities                –                  1                –
Medley Police Department
Serious Injuries                  4                  3                  3
Total Crashes              618              389              292
Fatalities                  1                  1                –
Miami Beach Police
Serious Injuries                50                49                59
Total Crashes           5,041           3,192           4,748
Fatalities                11                  5                13
Miami Gardens Police
Serious Injuries                41                50                61
Total Crashes           4,396           3,460           4,676
Fatalities                14                10                18
Miami Shores Police
Serious Injuries                  5                  4                  3
Total Crashes              439              341              482
Fatalities                  1                  3                  1
Miami Springs Police
Serious Injuries                  2                  1                  3
Total Crashes              571              406              250
Fatalities                  2                  1                –
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Serious Injuries                –                  1                –
Total Crashes              298              196              301
Fatalities                –                –                –
Miami-Dade Police
Serious Injuries              345              233              336
Total Crashes         43,708         32,108         36,588
Fatalities                82              104              115
North Bay Village
Serious Injuries                  2                –                  2
Total Crashes              133                88                98
Fatalities                –                –                –
North Miami Beach Police
Serious Injuries                25                10                10
Total Crashes           2,205           1,007           1,930
Fatalities                  7                  2                  3
North Miami Police
Serious Injuries                19                18                22
Total Crashes           2,826           2,269           2,706
Fatalities                  7                  7                  4
Opa-Locka Police
Serious Injuries                16                19                12
Total Crashes              980              896              944
Fatalities                  4                  2                  4
Pinecrest Police
Serious Injuries                  2                  4                  5
Total Crashes           1,042              693              781
Fatalities                  2                –                  1
South Miami Police
Serious Injuries                  4                  3                  2
Total Crashes              861              502              650
Fatalities                –                  1                –
Sunny Isles Police
Serious Injuries                  6                  6                  6
Total Crashes              592              502              634
Fatalities                –                  1                  1
Surfside Police
Serious Injuries                  2                  4                –
Total Crashes              255              186              201
Fatalities                –                –                  2
Sweetwater Police
Serious Injuries                  2                  1                  7
Total Crashes              785              594              732
Fatalities                  1                –                –
Virginia Gardens Police
Serious Injuries                –                –                  3
Total Crashes                72                62                86
Fatalities                –                  1                –

 

As we said, the data is still preliminary and sourced from Signal 4 Analytics.  Signal 4 Analytics is developed and hosted for the State of Florida at the Geoplan Center of University of Florida.  Signal 4 Analytics “receives data from Florida’s statutory custodian of records, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). Every effort is made to ensure that all data, information, and results posted are accurate and complete. However, all data is considered preliminary until the year is reconciled and closed out by the FLHSMV, and thus certain adjustments may be made to verify the data where clerical errors are noted.”

FATAL MIAMI ACCIDENTS OF 2021

Below is just a small number of fatal accidents that happened in Miami in 2021:

 

 

 

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