Sadly, car accidents happen all the time. Driving is an inevitable danger that most people have to face daily.
When we understand the data, we have better chances of reducing the number of harmful incidences that occur because we know how and why they happen.
Read on to learn five statistics about car accidents that you should be aware of.
1. Each year, nearly 1.3 million people around the world lose their lives in car accidents.
Over 90% of car accident fatalities happen in low- and middle-income countries.
2. Those killed in car accidents are most often vulnerable road users.
Vulnerable road users include:
For example, Evansville, Indiana has a population of over 118,000 residents and therefore has its fair share of serious car accidents due to its size. The larger the population of a city, the larger number of accidents tend to occur with more cars on the road.
3. Car accident injuries are the number one cause of death for children and young adults.
Children and young adults ages 5-29 years old are most likely to lose their lives prematurely as a result of a car accident.
4. Males are more likely than females to get into car crashes.
Approximately three-quarters (73%) of all car accident fatalities are young males under 25 years old. What’s more, males under 25 years are nearly three times more likely than young females to lose their lives in car accidents.
5. When riding a motorcycle, properly using a helmet can reduce your risk of fatal injuries by 42%.
In addition, wearing a helmet correctly can also reduce your risk of a head injury by 69%.
If You’ve Been Hurt Due To Another’s Carelessness, We Can Help
It’s never okay to sustain injuries in a car accident as a result of another driver’s carelessness. If this has happened to you, you may be owed compensation to help pay for the losses you incurred as a result of the crash. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our office right away with any questions you may have.
Contact Christie Farrell Lee & Bell today with the details of your case by calling 317-488-5500 or filling out our online contact form to learn more about how we can help.