Motor Vehicle Crashes

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.

Additional Motor Vehicle Crash Resources

  • The impact of aggressive driving-related injuries in Ohio, 2004-2009
  • The impact of a standard enforcement safety belt law on fatalities and hospital charges in Ohio
    • PubMed Abstract - February 2010
  • Factors associated with hospital length of stay and hospital charges of motor vehicle crash related hospitalizations among children in the United States