Auto Accidents Leading Cause of Death for Ages 4-34 | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Among Americans ages 4-34, motor vehicle crashes on public highways are the most common cause of death, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Motor vehicle deaths were third nationally in terms of years of life lost, following only cancer and heart disease, despite being ranked eighth across all age groups in terms of quantity. They also trailed cancer and heart disease as causes of death for ages 35-44.

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