Car crashes should be a global health priority, scientists say

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Given the personal suffering caused by traffic accidents — 1.2 million deaths a year worldwide — there’s far too little attention paid by health researchers, scientists argued Tuesday.

In 2030, such accidents are projected to become the fifth-leading cause of death, and already 20 million people are left disabled by accidents every year, the researchers from the University of Toronto wrote in an essay in the online journal PLOS Medicine.

Source: Los Angeles Times (link opens in a new window)

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