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
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5:36 a.m.: Wattaquadock Hill Road, motor vehicle accident, patient refused transport.
3:15 p.m.: South Main Street, motor vehicle accident, no injuries.
3:38 p.m.: Brook Street, motor vehicle accident at Hannaford's, no injuries.
7:41 a.m.: Mill Street, motor vehicle accident, no injuries.
9:01 a.m.: Bridge Road, motor vehicle accident, no injuries.
10:41 a.m.: Chestnut Street, past motor vehicle accident.
12:07 p.m.: Interstate 495, motor vehicle accident, patient refused transport.
6:44 p.m.: Chestnut and Green streets, motor vehicle accident, no injuries.
10:20 a.m.: South Main Street, motor vehicle accident at Cumberland Farms, no injuries.
10:07 a.m.: Boylston Road, motor vehicle accident, no injuries.
11:09 a.m.: Sampson Road, motor vehicle accident, no injuries.
7:20 a.m.: Water Street, motor vehicle accident, no injuries.

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