California Car Accident Death Statistics
Auto accidents involving cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles are one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States and a major concern for California. While the death rate has improved since its height in the previous century, it is still significantly higher than other developed countries, according to the CDC.
Car Accident Facts
• 1 in 3 crash deaths in the United States involve drunk driving.
• Nearly 1 in 3 crash deaths involve speeding.
• In addition to fatalities, more than 2 million people per year are injured in auto accidents.
Note: Data may not be available for geographies or demographics with small populations; the CDC does not report death rates with numerators less than 20.
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About the Data
Mortality data in this story is from CDC Wonder, queried with the following ICD-10 codes for underlying cause of death: V02-V04, V09.0, V09.2, V12-V14, V19.0-V19.2, V19.4-V19.6, V20-V79, V80.3-V80.5, V81.0-V81.1, V82.0-V82.1, V83-V86, V87.0-V87.8, V88.0-V88.8, V89.0, V89.2.