How many fatal car accidents occur each year that don’t happen in traffic?
According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 33 people die and 16,000 are injured each week in the United States in non-traffic car accidents. Non-traffic fatal car accidents include accidents such as vehicular backovers, children being strangled when a motorized window goes up, kids passing away after being left in a hot automobile and suffering from hyperthermia, carbon monoxide poisoning, and car fires.
KidsandCars.org, a non-profit organization that advocates for kids and automobile safety, was happy to see the statistics finally gathered and released, since they have been rallying to have the government gather info on fatal car accidents and injuries that do not happen on the roads.
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