Car accidents take place every now and then anywhere in the world. Each year, hundreds of people are killed in crashes involving all sizes of vehicles.
The World Health Organization (WHO) noted that injuries caused by road traffic accidents resulted in the death of 1.24 million people in 2010 alone. This means that for every 25 seconds, one person is killed. Of the people killed, a third of those that occurred in low and middle-income countries comprise cyclists and pedestrians.
Additionally, majority or 80 percent of deaths from road traffic accidents took place in middle-income countries. This alone already accounts for 72 percent of the world's population. View Infographic ›