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NHTSA Says Motor Vehicle Crashes Are Leading Cause of Death for Children

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released a report that says that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 3 to 6 and 8 to 14.

The report also says that in 2007, there were a total of 41,059 traffic fatalities in the United States. The 14-and-younger age group accounted for 4 percent (1,670) of those traffic fatalities. This age group accounted for 4 percent (1,248) of all vehicle occupant fatalities, 8 percent (200,000) of all the people injured in motor vehicle crashes, and 7 percent (174,000) of all the vehicle occupants injured in crashes.

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