In the US, someone is killed in a car crash every 12 minutes. Statistics show that in 2010, 70 percent of those killed in car accidents were men (interestingly, however, if both a man and woman were involved in the crash, the woman was more likely to die). Of the 32,885 wrecks that occurred in 2010, about a third involved a speeding driver, another third involved alcohol, and more than 50 percent occurred on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
This infographic presents more statistics about the human and economic costs of car accidents, which total as much as $300 billion in medical and emergency costs, lost earnings, property damage and reduced quality of life each year. In 2010, the social cost of each individual death via car wreck was estimated at $1.4 million – the equivalent of $1,522 per person in the US.
Check out the infographic below presented by CarInsuranceQuotes to learn more about the impact of car crashes on people and the economy.
From: Bankrate Insurance’s CarInsuranceQuotes.com