An estimated 42,000+ individuals lost their lives in a fatal car crash in 2020, despite the pandemic and lockdowns. Experts suspect that most of the problem is related to speeding and a lack of seat-belt usage. Other problems include the rise in at-home delivery for everything from food to household goods, which is putting a lot of delivery trucks in unfamiliar neighborhoods.
- Car accident deaths were up by 5 percent to 23,395
- Motorcycle accident deaths were up by 9 percent to 5,015
- Pedestrian accident deaths were the same as 2019 at 6,205
- Bicycle accident deaths were up by 5 percent
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2014)
Injuries caused from car crashes are also costing Americans more. Below is the total cost of medical related expenses broken down by age.
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