James David Dickson The Detroit News Published 10:48 AM EDT Apr 24, 2019 In 2018, Michigan had 974 car-crash deaths, down 5 percent from the 1,028 the state had in 2017, and is the first time since 2015 the total came in under 1,000, according to the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center. Alcohol-involved fatalities also fell, to 315 in 2018 compared to 359 in 2017. The numbers fell in almost all sub-categories, including pedestrian deaths, which fell to 145 from 158, a drop of eight percent, and deer-involved deaths, which fell to 14 from 17, a drop of 18 percent. There were 21 bicyclist deaths last year, same as it had been in 2017. Thus far, the 236 fatal crashes in Michigan in 2019 are slightly ahead of where they were this time last year, when there were 222. The 1,028 crash fatalities in 2017 were about 3.5 percent less than the 1,068 in 2016, but from 2008 to 2015, crash deaths came in consistently under 1,000. In 2007, there … [Read more...] about Car crash deaths in Michigan fall 5 percent in 2018
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By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer Updated 3:42 pm CDT, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, pedestrians cross a rainy street in downtown Los Angeles. According to a study released in April 2019 in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, even light rain significantly increases the risk of a fatal car crash. less FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, pedestrians cross a rainy street in downtown Los Angeles. According to a study released in April 2019 in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, even ... more Photo: Nick Ut, AP Photo: Nick Ut, AP Image 1 of / 35 Caption Close Image 1 of 35 FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, pedestrians cross a rainy street in downtown Los Angeles. According to a … [Read more...] about Even light rain increases your risk of a deadly car crash
PRINCESS Diana touched the hearts of millions and left the world in shock when she was tragically killed in a car crash in August 1997. Conspiracy theories have clouded her death over the last 20 years - here's everything we know about what happened to the royal. When and how did Princess Diana die? Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997, after suffering fatal injuries in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris. The tunnel is located right in the heart of the French capital by the River Seine. Her companion Dodi Fayed and driver and security guard Henri Paul were also killed in the crash. Diana's bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones survived with horrific injuries. In the days following her death, a sea of flowers and tributes were left outside the gates of Kensington Palace in an enormous outpouring of public grief. Diana's funeral was held on September 6, 1997, at Westminster Abbey and was shown on British television, attracting an audience of 32.1million viewers. An … [Read more...] about When did Princess Diana die, where did the Paris car crash take place and what age was the Princess of Wales at the time of her death?
close Video Opioid crisis critical as youth drug deaths nearly triple in the past 20 years For the first time in American history, one of the leading causes of deaths - vehicle crash - has been supplanted by opioid overdoses. According to a new report from the National Safety Council, Americans are more likely to die of a drug overdose than they are to die from a car crash. ONE PERSON DEAD, 12 MORE HOSPITALIZED AFTER SUSPECTED FENTANYL LEADS TO 'MASS OVERDOSE,' POLICE SAY Data, collected in 2017, shows Americans have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle crash is 1 in 103. Can the Trump administration turn the tide on opioid crisis? Opioid pain relievers are the most fatally abused drugs and they're entirely legal. Roughly 60 people die every day as a result of overdoses from opioids - that's 22,630 Americans. To put that in perspective, that's roughly the size of the entire population of Auburn Hills. … [Read more...] about Americans more likely to die of opioid overdose than in car crash
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | Opioids, Car Crashes and Falling: The Odds of Dying in the U.S. Supported by A new report found that, for the first time, Americans are more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a vehicle crash. But the likeliest causes of death are still heart disease and cancer. ByPatricia Mazzei Jan. 14, 2019 The opioid crisis in the United States has become so grim that Americans are now likelier to die of an overdose than in a vehicle crash. That’s according to a new report by the National Safety Council that analyzed the causes of preventable deaths in the country in 2017. The probability of dying from an opioid overdose, according to the report, is one in 96. The chances of dying in a vehicle crash? One in 103. Most Americans are still most likely to die of natural causes, chiefly heart disease (a one in … [Read more...] about Opioids, Car Crashes and Falling: The Odds of Dying in the U.S.