Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of injuries among adults and children in the United States. Every 15 minutes in the U.S. one person is killed and 66 are treated in an emergency department as the result of a motor vehicle crash. The number of these motor vehicle crash-related injuries can be reduced with proper safety precautions such as having everyone in the car wear safety belts and making sure that young children are buckled into the appropriate car and booster seats.
Motor Vehicle Crash Resources
- Press Release: New Study Shows Motor Vehicle Crash-Related Injuries Take Heavy Toll on National Pediatric Population - September 3, 2007
- PubMed: Factors associated with hospital length of stay and hospital charges of motor vehicle crash related hospitalizations among children in the United States – September 2007
- PubMed: The impact of a standard enforcement safety belt law on fatalities and hospital charges in Ohio – February 2010
- PubMed: The impact of aggressive driving-related injuries in Ohio, 2004-2009 – December 2014