Nearly one third of all adults injured in car crashes and brought to University Health System were not wearing seat belts. Seat belts reduce the risk of serious injuries and deaths by about half. State law requires the driver and all passengers to wear seat belts if available. WHEN DO CRASHES OCCUR? Of 1001 adults injured in car crashes and brought to University Health System, roughly two-thirds were between the ages of 17 and 44. At least 29 percent weren’t wearing seatbelts. Alcohol was involved in 27 percent of crash injuries, and drugs in 7 percent.
2014 Community Trauma Report
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