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Obstacles to Mental Health Care in Auto Accident Cases

August 4, 2017

Most adults in the United States of America drive vehicles of one kind or another on public roadways and are at risk of being involved in an auto accident which may result in serious injuries or death. According to the National Safety council’s data in 2016, over 40,000 people died from auto accident related injuries and 4.6 million required medical treatment in the USA.

Regarding the shocking USA auto accident fatality statistics, it is perhaps necessary to put it in perspective of deaths resulting from war events. According to the National Archives’ data (https://www.archives.gov/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-statisti…) about casualties of the Vietnam War the number of U.S. military confirmed killed in action was 40,934. The time span of the Vietnam War is 20 years (1955 to 1975). In 2016, we have approximately the same number killed in auto accidents on USA roads.

Read more at Psychology Today.