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Crazy Car Accident Facts
Posted by: Dr. Calvin Erhabor |

14 Unbelievable Car Accident Facts You Didn't Know About

Car accidents can happen to anyone at any time for any reason. Hopefully, these facts can help you become more aware and help you to avoid putting yourself in a compromising situation that could eventually lead to being in a car accident.


  1. Most car accidents occur within 3 miles of the home

  2. The most common causes of car accidents are distractions, fatigue, environmental conditions and medical or emotional impairment

  3. Nearly 1.3 million people die in car accidents each year

  4. There are about 3,287 car accident deaths a day

  5. Automobile accidents rank as the 9th leading cause of death

  6. Automobile accidents are the leading cause of death among people ages 15-29

  7. Car accidents are the most deadly as well as the most common type of personal injury

  8. Almost half of all fatal car accidents involved alcohol

  9. Weekend nights between midnight and 3 am are responsible for most fatal accidents and most of those involved alcohol

  10. 4,378 pedestrians are killed annually after being struck by vehicles on roads and highways in the United States

  11. Approximately 14 school aged kids are killed by school buses each year

  12. Seat belt laws exist in all 50 states because they are that important

  13. Alcohol-related car crashes make up, at least, one-third of all fatal crashes

  14. Males are twice as likely as females to;

    • die or become injured in a car crash 

    • drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol

    • cause a car accident 

In the time it takes the average person to read this list, over four car accidents have occurred. Statistics tell us that car accidents involving injury occur every 14 seconds and that every 12 minutes one of those car accidents will be fatal.

It is common for impacts and injuries to occur at any speed, including below 10 miles per hour. Any collision at any speed can result in damage and should be checked out by a medical professional sooner rather than later. 

Frontal collision injuries are often concussions, internal damage, and dislocations. Rear collision injuries are most often caused by a distracted driver from behind and mostly cause injury to the head, neck and spinal areas.

Side collisions can often be the worst accidents because of the lack of side safety features in most cars. These accidents often cause injuries to the neck and head from hitting the window or door.

Arrowhead Clinic has 40 years of experience treating victims of car accident injuries, so if you or a loved one is involved in an accident do not hesitate to call today.   

Car crashes can result in serious physical harm or even death. Accidents caused by someone else's negligent actions can impact others quality of life and can most likely be punishable, you may be entitled to compensation. Speak to our of our specialists today.


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