Auto Accidents Result in Over 30,000 ED Visits

Not only should you be careful driving through the snow and icy conditions this winter, but you should also be careful driving all year round! 

In 2016, there were auto accidents that resulted in 32,661 emergency department (ED) visits at a Wisconsin hospital.  Of those visits, 52 resulted in a death.  The WHA Information Center has provided a map displaying the rate of ED visits per 1,000 population of the counties in 2016 because of auto accidents.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 214,367 drivers were involved in reportable accidents – a 6.7% increase from 2015.  Other year-end accidents from 2016:

  • Reportable Accidents: 129,051
  • Fatal Accidents: 524
  • Injury Accidents: 31,066

Be safe driving on the road!  Here are some driving safety tips from the National Safety Council: http://www.nsc.org/learn/Pages/nsc-on-the-road.aspx