It is an unfortunate reality that automobile accidents are common in modern society. Each year, 1.35 million people are killed in roadways around the world. In the United States, more than 38,000 people die annually in car crashes. An additional 4.4 million suffer serious injuries that require medical attention. Sadly, many of these accidents are hit-and-runs, so the drivers escape justice. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that over 680,000 hit-and-run crashes occur each year. In 2016, there were 2,049 fatal hit-and-run accidents in the United States.
This infographic analyzes data from the U.S. Department of Transportation to determine which counties in America have the most hit-and-run fatalities. The data shows that McKinley County in New Mexico has the most per capita, with the ratio being 22.419 to 100,000 people. St. Louis, Missouri has the second most fatal hit-and-run accidents per capita at 19.296 per 100,000 people.
Infographic by: smartadvocate