Last Updated: 12/8/2023

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has provided the most recent Iowa accident statistics from the year 2009. It has been documented that Iowa ended the year of 2009 with 372 fatal car accidents. 

Most Common Types of Fatal Car Accidents in Iowa 

Below you will find the highest-ranking types of Iowa car accidents listed from most frequent to least frequent with their corresponding number of fatal accidents: 
  • single vehicle - 197;
  • roadway departure - 193;
  • rollover - 128;
  • BAC level of .01+ - 120;
  • intersection - 96;
  • BAC level of .08+ - 96;
  • involving large trucks - 66;
  • speeding - 62; and
  • motorcycles - 49. 

You may consider these to be low numbers for Iowa car accident statistics but the outcome of people hurt is much greater than the number of accidents. Remember, if an Iowa car accident involves more than one car, it's documented as one car accident regardless of the number of victims involved. Additionally, some of these accidents fall under more than one category. Therefore, one accident could be categorized under single vehicle and speeding.

If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury in a car accident in Iowa, a car accident attorney can review your case. To learn more about Iowa accident statistics, please visit our article library

Contacting a Car Accident Lawyer in Iowa

The team of car accident lawyers in Iowa from Walker, Billingsley & Bair will work hard to level the field between injured Iowans and insurance companies. Order our FREE book for Iowa accident victims; The Legal Insider's Guide to Iowa Car Accidents: 7 Secrets to Not Wreck Your Case - and contact our offices today. 641-792-3595.

Erik D. Bair
Over 22 years of legal experience.
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