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For Immediate Release,
Contact:
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
(630) 775-2307
kathy.lane@nsc.org
 
​NSC Motor Vehicle Fatality Estimates
Prepared by the Statistics Department
National Safety Council
 
Motor vehicle deaths are down 6% in the first four months of 2013.
 
Motor vehicle deaths for January through April of 2013 totaled 10,290. This figure is down 6% from the corresponding 4-month period in 2012.
 
Medically consulted motor-vehicle injuries for the first four months of 2013 are estimated to be about 1.1 million, a decrease of less than 0.5% from 2012. Medically consulted injuries are not comparable to previous disabling injury estimates.
 
The estimated cost of motor vehicle deaths, injuries and property damage through April was $78.6 billion, a 2% decrease from 2012. The costs include wage and productivity losses, medical expenses, administrative expenses, employer costs, and property damage.
 
Click here to view the detailed report.
 
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