Who is most likely to be in a fatal car crash?
Are you among the nation’s most or least likely to be in a deadly car wreck? According to the Georgia Injury Law Blog and Health Day, young males in newer large vehicles are most likely to survive a head-on collision, according to a new study by Indiana University’s School of Public Health. This may sound surprising, as young people are more likely to be involved in these types of crashes than other age groups, and men are involved in more fatal crashes per year than women. Men tend to drive more miles per year than women, on average, and are more likely to engage in risky driving behaviors, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. But, of the 1,100 serious accidents studied by Indiana University, young men driving larger vehicles had a better chance of surviving. Drivers in cars were found to be 9 times more likely to die in a crash than drivers in SUV’s, and 17 times more likely to die than drivers of light trucks.
Other factors play an important role in determining who is most at risk. If you or a loved one have been in a car accident, contact the car accident lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys at 855-866-5529 today for a free consultation.
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