Obviously, auto accidents cause injury and death for too many Floridians. However, the death rate for adults in the American Indian/Alaska Native population is 1.5 higher than that of white or black people. Meanwhile, AI/AN children under a year old have an eight times greater chance of dying in a car accident than non-Hispanic white infants.
These statistics and others related to injuries in auto accidents are troubling. Since Florida is one of the 10 states with the largest number of AI/AN people, this problem is one that should concern those of us who live here.