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Motor Vehicle Crash Injury & Death

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No one wakes up thinking they will lose a loved one in a car crash that day. Every day about 100 people die in crashes and more than 1,000 suffer life-changing injuries.
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for children and young adults ages 5 to 24, and the number two cause of death for adults 25 and older and for toddlers, according to the ​Centers for Disease Control.1


Impact on West Virginia:

  • 341 West Virginia residents died due to motor vehicle crashes in 2015 representing close to 17% of all injury related deaths2.
  • 292 West Virginia residents were hospitalized due to motor vehicle crashes in 2015 representing 8% of all injury related hospitalizations3.

Data Source: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Vital Statistics System. Produced by: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC using WISQARS                  

Data Source: West Virginia Health Statistics Center, Vital Statistics System. 2

Data Source: West Virginia Health Care Authority Hospital Inpatient Billing Data. 3

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West Virginia Violence and Injury Prevention Program (WVVIPP) Room 427 350 Capitol Street Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 1-800-642-9704