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ANIMAL-RELATED

In 2015, Nebraska reported animal-related vehicle crashes:

  • 2,709 reported animal-related vehicle crashes, an increase of 13.7% from the previous year (2,337).
  • 2,511 property damage animal-related vehicle crashes.
  • 195 injuries caused by animal-related vehicle crashes.
  • Four fatality due to a deer/vehicle crash.
  • The economic costs in 2015 for crashes involving animals was $33,175,100* (not each fatal crash), per nonfatal disabling injury (A) (not each injury crash), and per property damage crash (including minor injuries, B and C).
  • 92.7% of all the animal-related vehicle crashes were property damage only crashes.
  • *Source: National Safety Council, Injury Facts 2013 Edition for economic projects costs

    Nebraska Animal-Related / Vehicle Crash Statistics:

  • Animal-Involved Crashes By County - 2005-2015
  • Animal / Motor Vehicle Crashes by Type - 2005-2015
  • Cost Estimate for Animal-Involved Motor Vehicle Crashes 2015
  • Reported Animal / Motor Vehicle Crashes by Type of Injury - 2005-2015
  • Deer-Vehicle Collision Information Kit
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    Animal-Related Crash Data

    Nebraska Counties with 27 or more Animal-Involved Vehicle Crashes in 2015

    1 Lancaster 196   19 Dawes 40
    2 Lincoln 116   20 Howard 40
    3 Douglas 105   21 Saunders 40
    4 Sarpy 105   22 Adams 39
    5 Gage 97   23 Keith 35
    6 Buffalo 79   24 Merrick 35
    7 Dawson 79   25 York 34
    8 Scotts Bluff 77   26 Furnas 33
    9 Washington 71   27 Holt 33
    10 Cass 67   28 Gosper 31
    11 Jefferson 61   29 Antelope 30
    12 Hall 60   30 Cuming 30
    13 Seward 60   31 Harlan 30
    14 Hamilton 54   32 Madison 30
    15 Morrill 50   33 Thayer 30
    16 Saline 48   34 Custer 29
    17 Otoe 46   35 Frontier 27
    18 Platte 43        

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