Latest NHTSA Facts on Deaths and Injuries

Latest NHTSA Facts on Deaths and Injuries

February, 2016

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

NHTSA has released its latest data in two publications.*  NCSA’s Crash*Stat “Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Nine Months (Jan-Sep) of 2015” (DOT HS 812 240):  A statistical projection of traffic fatalities for the first nine months of 2015 shows that an estimated 26,000 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This represents an increase of about 9.3 percent as compared to the 23,796 fatalities that were reported to have occurred in the first nine months of 2014. See

*    Quick Facts 2014 (DOT HS 812 234):  NCSA has released the 2014 Quick Facts publication as a quick reference to the most asked questions regarding motor vehicle traffic fatalities and crashes.  This publication provides the most current data at your fingertips.  See

Keep in mind NHTSA statistics tend to under count fatalities.  See


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