Get Drunk and Hit by a Car

Posted: 30th July 2010 by Absurd Stories in People
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Hit By Car – Being hit by a car while standing on your own two feet. The odds of getting hit are highest for children between 5 and 14. The odds of being in a fatal car-pedestrian accident peaks at age 6 when 1 in 12,500 boys die and 1 in 25,000 girls fall victim. The vast majority of car pedestrian cases occur in urban areas. However, the odds of a fatality are higher in the country. Of people hit by cars in rural areas, more than 1 in 8 die. The figure is 1 in 25 in the city. Playing the odds: Cross at the intersection! Among adult accident victims who actually die, the odds are 4 to 1 that the accident did not happen at the intersection. Among children younger than 5, the odds are 7 to 1 that he ran into the street away from a crossing. Lay off the sauce. The odds are almost even that fatally injured adults will have blood alcohol concentrations of 0.10 percent or greater. Source: Baker, Susan P. et all; The Injury Fact Book, Lexington Books

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