Photo: QuoteWizard

Every time you hit the road, you’re at risk of getting in a car accident, but a recent study shows that some cities are more prone to be home to accidents than others.

The information is from QuoteWizard, an online insurance comparison marketplace. Using over a million data points on car accidents, including self-reported driving infractions data from consumers, the study ranked the cities from worst to best.

In this week’s Map Monday, we take a look at the results.

From the most accidents to the least, these are the 25 most car accident-prone cities in the US:

  1. Columbus, OH
  2. Louis, MO
  3. Los Angeles, CA
  4. Sacramento, CA
  5. New Orleans, LA
  6. Charlotte, SC
  7. Columbia, SC
  8. Washington DC
  9. Baltimore, MD
  10. Greenville, SC
  11. Portland, OR
  12. Salt Lake City, UT
  13. Omaha, NE
  14. New York, NY
  15. Atlanta, GA
  16. San Diego, CA
  17. Richmond, VA
  18. Louisville, KY
  19. Bakersfield, CA
  20. Hartford, CT
  21. Boston, MA
  22. Durham, NC
  23. Virginia Beach, VA
  24. Riverside, CA
  25. Birmingham, AL

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Jessica Szilagyi
Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as agricultural news. She has a background in Political Science, with a focus in local government, and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia.She's a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."


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