According to the Federal Highway Administration, there are more than 5,891,000 vehicle crashes each year. Approximately 21% of these crashes — 1,235,000 total — are weather-related. In this data comparison, weather-related crashes are considered crashes that occur in adverse weather or on slippery pavement.
According to a recent study documenting car accident statistics in Wisconsin, weather plays an important role in when accidents occur and the fatalities, injuries, and property damage that results. The majority of car accidents that result in injury and property damage happen in clear conditions, which may surprise you.