Crash data for Orange

Most vehicle crashes are reported to the centre for Road Safety, however crashes where no one is hurt and the vehicles exchange details and drive away are unlikely to be reported.

Council receives this crash data over a period of five years, known as the ‘crash period’. The crash period is always one year behind.

The current crash period is July 2014 to June 2019. This data is used to secure Blackspot road safety funding. The aim is make sure measures to improve safety are spent at locations where there's a history of accidents.

There were 619 vehicle crashes within the Orange Local Government Area (LGA) during the 2014 to 2019 crash period.

  • 389 people were injured (taken to hospital for treatment) from the 619 crashes and 9 of the 619 crashes resulted in a fatality.

There were 20 pedestrian crashes within the Orange LGA during the crash period,

  • 9 of the 20 crashes resulted in a serious injury,
  • 5 resulted in a moderate injury,
  • 4 resulted in a minor injury and
  • 2 resulted in a fatality.
  • 19 crashes were in a 50km/h zone,
  • 1 was in a 40 km/h zone and it was a minor injury crash at Orange High School pedestrian crossing.
  • 9 of the 20 pedestrian crashes occurred within the Orange CBD
  • 13 of the 20 crashes occurred in daylight, 1 at dusk and 6 in darkness.
  • 4 of the 20 crashes occurred at a pedestrian crossing, 1 at a stop sign, 1 at a give way sign, the remaining 14 pedestrian crashes were at a location where no traffic control existed..

The crash data does not describe exactly what the main contributor to the crash was or who was at fault.

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