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Posted on July 25, 2013 by

Young Women Most Likely to Die in St. Louis Auto Accident

Women drivers between the ages of 21 and 30 are at greatest risk of dying in a St. Louis auto accident. Compared to young men, women drivers are 25.9% more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study on the role age and gender play in auto accident fatalities. The report suggests that greater body size and strength may give men a better chance of surviving accident injuries.

Statistics slowly flip as people age. Between 35 and 70, auto accident fatality risk gradually equalizes. By age 65, male drivers have a 1.4% greater risk of dying in a serious St. Louis car accident than women. According to the NHTSA report, “Young adult females are more fragile than males of the same age, but later in life women are less frail than their male contemporaries.”

However, age increases auto accident fatality risk for both sexes by an average of 3% per year. Older men and women are, respectively, 5 and 4 times more likely to die in a serious St. Louis car crash than younger men and women. The good news is that the overall risk of dying in an auto accident has decreased by 42% over the past 15 years.

Regardless of your risk, if you or a loved one is injured or killed in a St. Louis auto accident, the experienced auto accident attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman will fight to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.