March 11, 2016Filed Under: Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

Examining car accident statistics in Canada

Examining car accident statistics in Canada

The National Collision Database, which is run by Transport Canada, compiles the car accident statistics from all across the country. It can be very informative to look at the number of accidents, the trends and other key factors as these statistics come in every year.

For instance, there were 2,023 deaths from car accidents that took place in 2011. The next year, the numbers trended upward, increasing by 2.7 percent. This brought the total for 2012 up to 2,077.

Worth noting is the fact that the increased deaths were not just due to an increasing population. When looking at things on a per capita basis, there were 5.8 deaths for every 100,000 people in 2011, and there were an even 6.0 deaths for every 100,000 people in 2012.

Interestingly, though, serious injuries have been declining, and they continued to do so between those same two years, despite the rise in deaths. There were a total of 10,794 serious injuries that were recorded in 2011, and then there was a 1.3 percent drop in 2012. This brought the total for that year to 10,655.

The data also reflects the number of cars on the road. In 2012 the fatality rate for every 10,000 registered vehicles was a mere 0.93. This is the second year in a row that it has stayed under 1.0.

When you’re involved in a car accident, it can lead to more than just physical injuries. You may also suffer from psychological injuries such as anxiety or even post-traumatic stress disorder. Make sure that you really consider the full scope of your injuries and all of your legal options.

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