Monthly Fatality Report - September 2010

Department of Public Safety officials report a decrease in traffic fatalities for the month of September, 2010. Fatalities were down 12 in September with a total of 46 compared to 58 in the same month last year.

There were five motorcyclists and five pedestrians who died in crashes during September. The highest daily fatality numbers include ten deaths on Wednesday, dropping to eight on Thursday and Sundays. There were eight deathless days in the month of September.

Six of the fatality crashes were alcohol-related, in the opinion of the investigating state, county or municipal officer. Thirty-six fatality victims were Oklahoma residents and ten were nonresidents. There were 34 male and 12 female victims.

Six of the fatality victims were age 20 or under. The leading number of fatalities by age group were ten in the 21-to 30 year-olds dropping to nine in the 31-to 40 year-olds. Tulsa County led the state with five fatalities, followed by Oklahoma County with four fatalities.

Sixty percent of those who died in traffic collisions were not wearing safety belts at the time of the crash, according to DPS statistics.

Year to date fatalities through October 27, 2010.........505
Year to date fatalities through October 27, 2009..........621