motor vehicle accident

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The unintended collision of one motor vehicle with another, a stationary object, or person, resulting in injuries, death and/or loss of property. MVAs kill 45,000/year—US; 60% are < age 35 and account for 500,000 hospitalizations and most of the 20,000 annual spinal cord injuries, at a cost of $75 billion/year. Motor vehicle accidents are also known as road traffic accidents

motor vehicle accident

Public health A morbid condition that kills 45,000/yr–US; 60% are < age 35; MVAs account for 500,000 hospitalizations and most 20,000 spinal cord injuries, at a cost of $75 billion/yr