Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for Ohioans ages 5 to 34 years. On average, more than 1,150 Ohioans lose their lives and more than 116,000 are injured each year in motor vehicle-related crashes (ODPS, 2007 Traffic Crash Facts).
As a result of motor vehicle crashes in Ohio in 2007 alone:
Approximately 3.4 people were killed per day, resulting in an average of 1 death every 7 hours
319 people were injured per day for an average of 1 injury every 4.5 minutes
10,469 people sustained incapacitating injuries that prevented them from walking, driving or continuing their normal daily activities
39 children younger than 15 years were killed and 9,159 were injured