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Traffic Safety Facts: Analyzing Different Groups

While some traffic accidents are minor, resulting in no injuries or fatalities, this is not always the case. There are times when at least one person is seriously injured or killed.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some groups are more likely to be involved in accidents than others. Here are three key takeaways from the agency:

  • More than 4,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2010. This was a four percent increase over 2009.
  • In 2011, approximately 69,000 pedestrians were injured. Of these, 65 percent were male. Furthermore, 11,000 were age 14 or younger.
  • In 2009, 16 percent of all traffic accident deaths in the United States involved a person age 65 or older.

This does not mean certain groups should avoid being a pedestrian or driver. However, it does show that some are at greater risk of injury or death than others.

If an accident happens, if somebody is injured or killed, it may make sense to consult with an attorney. This is the best way for the victim and/or their loved ones to learn more about their legal rights.

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