Saturday, September 1, 2012

Fatality report for the month of July.

Department of Public Safety officials report a decrease in traffic fatalities. There were 55 fatalities in July 2012 with a total of 62 in the same month last year.

There were six motorcyclist and six pedestrians who died in
crashes during July. The highest daily fatality numbers include 13 deaths on Sunday, dropping to nine on Fridays.

There were five deathless days in the month of July.

Nine of the fatality crashes were alcohol-related, in the opinion
of the investigating state, county or municipal officer. Forty-eight fatality victims were Oklahoma residents and seven non-resident.

There were 41 male and 14 female victims.

Six of the fatality victims were age 20 or under. The leading number of fatalities by age group were in the 21-30 year-olds with 14, dropping to ten in the 41 - 50 and the 51- 60 year olds. Tulsa County led the state with a fatality count of seven followed by, Oklahoma County with six fatalities.

The highest number of fatality crashes were 16 on State Highways, followed by 14 fatalities on County roads.

Sixty percent of those who died in traffic collisions were not wearing safety belts at the time of the crash, according to DPS statistics.

Year to date fatalities through August 29, 2012 - - 412
Year to date fatalities through August 29, 2011 - - 510


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