Transportation >> Traffic Safety >> Motor Vehicle Death by Age, Gender

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Males age15 to 24 were about 5 times more likely than females of the same age to die from injuries suffered during motor vehicle accidents.

Motor vehicle collisions often lead to property damage and personal injury, and sometimes cause death. Victims sometimes include bicyclists and pedestrians. Injuries and deaths from collisions have declined in recent years, in part due to education, mandated use of seat belts, tough impaired-driving laws, and safety engineering. 

Averaging data from 2006 through 2010, King County males were almost 3 times more likely than females to die from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle crash.

  • Death rates were highest among males age 15-24 and 75 and older. 
  • Among 15-24-year-old county residents, males were almost 5 times more likely than females to die of collision-related injuries.