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Car Accident Statistics

Auto accidents generally involve passenger vehicles. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, passenger vehicles are vehicles that weigh less than 10,000 lbs and include passenger cars, pick-up trucks, vans, SUVs, and other light trucks.

Take a look at some staggering vehicle statistics from the NHTSA:

In a single year, an estimated 9,291,000 vehicles were involved in police reported crashes.

  • That does not include car wrecks that were not reported to police departments.
  • 96% percent of those reported crashes involved a passenger vehicle.

43,917 vehicles were in fatal crashes & 21,253 passengers died in car accidents that year.

  • Rural areas accounted for 62% of these fatalities.
  • Of those rural fatalities, 54% were passengers who were not wearing their seatbelt.

In passenger car accidents, 77% of passengers who were ejected from their vehicles died.

  • Seatbelts, when used, reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passengers by 45% and the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by 50%.

After a car accident, injuries are common. A few injuries that occur more commonly include sprained neck, whiplash, sprained wrist, broken rib, broken wrist, shoulder injuries, back spasms, and more. You should seek immediate medical care following a car accident.

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