Really? Seriously? We have some serious love when it comes to our home state, AND our furry friends. WE all know how great Texas is, right? So why is it that the rest of the country only sees stories like this…..
Texas Leads the U.S. In Fatal Crashes Between Cars and Animals:
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just released the data for road fatalities in the U.S. involving cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles hitting ANIMALS.
Overall, between 2005 and 2009, 1,017 people were killed in crashes with animals.
In a state-by-state breakdown, TEXAS has the most fatal car-animal crashes, with 88.
The rest of the top five are Wisconsin with 57, Michigan with 53, Ohio with 49, and Pennsylvania with 48.
Connecticut, Hawaii and Rhode Island tied for the fewest, with only TWO fatal car-animal crashes in the past five years. Delaware only had three, Massachusetts only had four, and Nevada only had five.
Across all 50 states, 60% of the people who died in these crashes weren’t wearing seatbelts. And 65% of the people who died in one of these accidents on a motorcycle weren’t wearing helmets.