Florida Third in the Nation for Crash-related Death Costs


According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Florida ranked No. 3 in the nation when it comes to costs incurred from fatal vehicle crashes.

In one year, Florida crash deaths resulted in $3.16 million in medical and work loss costs.

To calculate that burden, the CDC totaled the costs for emergency medical care and added to it the estimated lifetime income and benefits lost when a person died in a crash.

In order to save lives and money, the CDC recommends that Florida adopt the following strategies:

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