The Most Car Accident-Prone Cities

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 32,000 Americans are killed in traffic accidents every year. If you want to avoid joining them, you might want to take a look at which city you live in. For the past seven years, car insurer AllState has looked at its claims data for the 200 largest cities in America to see which cities have the fewest car accidents per capita. The latest results were released Thursday, and the safest driving city in America for the second year in a row was Fort Collins, Colo. The average driver in the city of 138,000 gets into a car accident just once every 14 years, a full 26% better than the national average (the average American driver gets into an accident about once a decade). But not every city is such a peaceful place to go for a drive. Here are the 10 cities that brought up the bottom of the list by getting into more car accidents than anyone else. Each city is accompanied by its estimated population, along with how often its average driver gets into an accident and how much more likely a driver is to get into an accident, as compared to the national average. Please note that cities in Massachusetts were not included in the rankings, which means that Boston drivers get a reprieve. Photo Credit: cygnus921