For most people, driving or being a passenger in an automobile is probably the most dangerous thing that you do on a regular basis. Just how common or dangerous are automobile wrecks? Consider the following facts regarding wrecks that occurred on Alabama highways in 2011:
127,683: Wrecks involving automobiles
38,017: People who sustained injuries in those wrecks
814: Wrecks in which someone died
899: People who died in those wrecks
An automobile wreck occurred in Alabama every 4 minutes and 7 seconds
A person was injured in a car wreck in Alabama every 13 minutes and 50 seconds
A person was killed in a car wreck in Alabama every 9 hours and 44 minutes
(Source: Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama).
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