Traffic collision

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A car accident in Japan.

A traffic collision, or motor vehicle collision, is when a vehicle hits another vehicle, person or object. Pedestrians, animals, road debris or other objects may be involved.

Traffic collisions often result in injury, death,[1] and property damage. They injure tens of millions of people every year, and kill usually a little more than a million.

Road safety is partly a matter of design. Ideally, roads should be designed for the safety of all road users. This would mean providing adequate facilities for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. Infrastructure measures such as footpaths, cycling lanes, safe crossing points, and other traffic calming measures can help reduce the risk of injury.[2]

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  1. "What Is Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance?".
  2. "Road traffic injuries". www.who.int. Retrieved 2021-01-10.