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Residents of South Region and Seattle had the highest rates of hospitalization from motor vehicle injuries. 

Motor vehicle collisions often lead to property damage and personal injury, and sometimes cause death. Victims may 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, the age-adjusted rate at which King County residents were hospitalized for motor vehicle injuries was 50.7 hospitalizations per 100,000 residents.

For residents of King County (regardless of location of vehicle crash) …

  • Residents of South Region and Seattle had the highest rates of hospitalization from motor vehicle injuries.
  • The hospitalization rate for East Region residents was lowest among all regions and King County overall.
  • The hospitalization rate for North Region residents was similar to that of King County residents overall.