How You’re Most Likely to Die in a Car Crash?
One of the frequent news we are hearing everyday is car accident. Traffic accident is the 8th leading cause of death globally.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, data organized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the latest total was the highest number since 2008, when 37,423 people died.
The good news is the 35,092 fatalities from auto accidents in the most recent report (2015) marked the eighth straight year under 40,000 deaths. Compared to other countries, Americans can still die on the road at a higher rate though there are some improvements.
In this article, we will list down possible reasons most people die in a car accident:
- Men die more than twice the rate of women
- Elderly men and young men die the most
- Most fatal crashes involved alcohol
- Country roads present real danger
- Most fatal crashes involve a single vehicle
- SUVs and pickups lead in fatal rollovers
- Pedestrians need to be watchful as they can be hit at any time
- Summer and Winter means a spike in traffic deaths
- Speed definitely kills
- Witching hour is risky
We cannot choose when an accident will happen to us. Be prepared and educated at all times especially on the streets. Be watchful in your surroundings.
CALL TO ACTION
Another important thing is seeking legal advice and help in your trusted accident attorney. They will guide you in processing your claims and get what you deserve.