Kansas Among Top Ten States of Fatal Accidents Caused by Animals

By Trish Svoboda

A recent study conducted by John Foy and Associates has highlighted the states where live animals contribute significantly to fatal car crashes, with Kansas ranking among the top ten.

The analysis, based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), focused on determining the states with the highest proportion of fatal car crashes caused by live animals compared to the total crashes involving non-fixed objects.

Montana claimed the top spot, attributing 23% of such crashes to live animals, resulting in 31 fatal accidents since 2017. Kansas, Iowa, and Minnesota jointly secured the sixth position, each reporting 8% of fatal car crashes involving a non-moving object as being caused by live animals, the equivalent of 19, 18, and 26 fatal crashes, respectively.

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