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Death on Minnesota Roads: The Overall Numbers are Much Better

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There was excellent news with the final data from the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety report showing that highway deaths were fewer across the state in 2010. Each of the categories are for the most part showing improvement.

2010 Traffic Crash Data Highlights:
• 74,073 crashes
• 31,176 injuries of which 1,191 were severe.
• 305 deaths (74 percent) occurred in the 80 counties of greater Minnesota
• 305 vehicle occupants killed — just 148 were belted; 55 percent of those not belted were ejected.
• 131 alcohol-related deaths — a drop from the 141 in 2009 and the lowest count since 1984, when this statistic was first measured.
• 45 rider deaths, a drop of 15 percent from the 53 deaths in 2009.
• 41 teenage deaths (ages 15–19) in 2010, a slight increase from 38 deaths in 2009.
• 36 pedestrian deaths in 2010, a 12 percent decrease from 2009 (41).
• 9 bicyclist deaths in 2010 were a decrease from 10 fatalities in 2009

With any death in a Minnesota motor vehicle collision, there are a number of issues that will need to be reviewed. My partner, Joe Crumley, addressed this topic in a article for the Minnesota Lawyers Trial magazine and I was interviewed on the same topic