The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently published the available statistics for 2013, entitled Traffic Safety Facts 2013 – A Compilation of Motor Vehicle Crash Data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System and the General Estimates System (access here).
From the overview:
The breakdown of fatalities provides an insight into the numbers, and their roles within the broader road user role:
What is very interesting from the reported fatalities is that a very high amount of pedestrians died as a result of an accident, and more pedestrians were killed as compared to motorcyclists, when one might expect the opposite to be true?
This post will be followed up with a view on age and sex analysis of victims of car crashes, as well as the injuries reported by the NHTSA publication.
All data obtained from http://www.nhtsa.gov/