Data shows car accidents more likely to kill men than women
Ontario residents may be surprised to learn that, over the last 10 years, twice as many men have died in car accidents than women. According to the data, which was released on March 23, more than 2,300 men were killed while approximately 1,140 women died.
The data was taken between 2005 and 2014. The total number of deaths caused by car collisions within this time span was reported to be 3,504 individuals. It was determined that, of all of those who were killed, only 450 motorists were driving safely when they became involved in car accidents. Seventy percent of those killed were driving while 23 percent were passengers in vehicles involved in crashes. Additionally, seven percent of the fatalities were pedestrians. The data also revealed that men between the ages of 25 and 34 were most at risk for dying in car-related accidents.
While the data may be surprising, the authorities noted that the fatality rate has been dropping. In 2014, for example, 42 people were killed on Ontario roads. This was the lowest number of fatalities that the authorities had seen in the last 10 years. Additionally, 20 children and teenagers were killed in car collisions in 2014, a dramatic decrease from the 68 children and teenagers who lost their lives in 2005.
Although the report shows that the number of car accident fatalities appears to be decreasing, the report did not indicate if the numbers of those who suffered injuries decreased or increased. Because accident injuries can have severe impacts on a person for the rest of their lives, a personal injury lawyer may help the injured person seek the benefits or compensation in court. If there is evidence that the other driver was driving negligently or recklessly, the lawyer might be able to determine if the injured person has a case against the other driver.