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Marion Car Accident Statistics and Dangerous Roads

Marion is a relatively safe town to drive in. For a town of about 17,000 +/- there are not a lot of fatal car crashes, motorcycle accidents and other accidents. Based on the latest statistics (through 2017) from, since 2002, when there were five fatalities in five separate incidents, the highest number of vehicle fatalities in Marion were 2008 and 2017 when there were four fatal accidents.

From 2000 to 2017, there were a total of 35 deaths from crashes on Marion roads, an average of just under two a year.

The Most Dangerous Roads in Marion

Going back to the year 2000, the road which had the most fatal car accidents in Marion was SR-13 with 12 fatal wrecks since 2000. Next was I-57 with six fatal accidents followed by SR-37 with four accidents that resulted in death.


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The Most Dangerous Times

The worst months for vehicle fatalities are May, June and July. Next were March and September. Most crashes happened Thursdays, with Saturdays and Sundays close behind. While most of those deadly accidents occur in the PM hours, Mondays are pretty evenly split between crashes that happen in the AM and PM hours.

Single Vehicle Accidents Are the Most Common

From the period from the year 2000 through 2017, 21 of the 34 fatalities were in single vehicle crashes. Two vehicle wrecks happened 10 times and three vehicle incidents happened a total of three times. There were no reported fatal accidents with more than three vehicles.

What to Do If You Are in an Accident in the Marion Area?

If you are unfortunate enough to have an accident while driving the roads of Marion, Harrisburg or Metropolis, the first thing to do is call 911 and let the police know where the accident happened, if there are any injuries and if the vehicle(s) are obstructing traffic.

If the accident is your fault or another driver’s fault, and if you, any of your passengers or people in any other vehicles involved are injured, consider contacting the attorneys at Lawler and Lawler to insure your rights are protected. You can Contact us when it is safe to do so for a free consultation.