How Many Fatal Accidents Happen in Indianapolis?
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway isn’t the only dangerous road in town. In 2019, there were 101 fatal accidents in Marion County, out of a total of 37,726 collisions, making Marion County, where Indianapolis is located, the number 1 ranked county in Indiana for accidents.
Drunk drivers caused 25 of those fatal accidents, and 26 of the accidents involved pedestrians.
How Are the Road Infrastructure and Bridges in Indianapolis?
In 2021, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works embarked on over $17 million in bridge projects and more than $72 million in road projects.
Motorists in Indiana spend an extra $638 per year in costs associated with driving on state roads in need of repair, according to the 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure put out by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The ASCE estimates that 23 percent of the state’s roads are in poor condition, and almost 6 percent of Indiana’s 19,284 bridges were found to be structurally deficient.