According to the Centers for Disease Control, car crash deaths result in $41 billion in medical and work loss costs across the nation, and Indiana takes approximately $883 million of that figure.
The breakdown of that $883 million, which is from the last year the CDC had available data, looks like this:
- Bicyclists: 1 percent
- Motor vehicle occupants: 36 percent
- Motorcyclists: 12 percent
- Pedestrians: 9 percent
- Other: 43 percent
By far, the most affected group of people in our state is the young adult demographic. As much as 41 percent of that figure reflects car crashes across Indiana involving young adults (those aged 20 to 34). Adults between 35 and 64 make up 35 percent of the cost, while teens, children and older adults bring up the remaining 24 percent.
You can learn more about Indiana’s car crash statistics and the total costs involved here.