Editor’s Note: Data from injuredinflorida.com originally showed that Seminole County was the most dangerous county to drive in Florida, however, census data showed that was not correct and the story has been updated.
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A new study revealed Florida’s most dangerous places to drive.
According to the study conducted by personal injury attorneys with injuredinflorida.com, researchers analyzed Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles data to reveal the 2023 crash statistics in each county.
According to their report, the most dangerous counties included Hamilton and Duval counties.
Miami-Dade County ranked next and had the highest death toll due to crashes, according to injuredinflorida.com.
Closer to home, Sarasota was the only local county in the top 10.
A representative from the company analyzing the data said, “Despite this data only accounting for incidents occurring between January and May of this year, there has already been a 13% increase in motor vehicle incidents compared to last year. In 2022, there was a total of 391,901 motor vehicle incidents, averaging 1,074 incidents per day. As of January and May this year, there have been 146,064 motor vehicle incidents which resulted in 1,256 fatalities. This averages ten deaths per day and 1,217 incidents per day, revealing that the number of crashes so far this year is particularly high.”