Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Study: Traffic Accidents Account for Twice as Many Deaths as Maliaria Worldwide

I picked this one up via the NYC Freakeconomics Blog. The post cites a recently released study that indicated 3.7% of deaths worldwide are due to traffic accidents. The study also indicated that traffic incidents account for 23% of deaths due to injury, which is the largest share and twice as many that war and violence accounts for. So, while the world legitimately freaks out about Swine Flu, just remember that an estimated 2.1 million people a year die from traffic accidents.

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