More than 90 people die in car accidents each day in the U.S. More than 90 people die in car accidents each day in the U.S. (Photo: Bigstock)

Preliminary numbers from the National Safety Council (NSC) estimate roughly 40,000 people lost their lives to car crashes in 2018, a 1% difference from 2017 (40,231 deaths) and 2016 (40,327 deaths). This marks the third consecutive year where motor vehicle fatalities have topped 40,000, the first time this has occurred since the Great Depression.

Approximately 4.5 million people were seriously injured in crashes in 2018 — also a 1% decrease from 2017.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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