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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has just issued an analysis of the cost and extent of injuries caused by motor vehicle collisions in the United States. Here are some of the frightening findings made by the CDC: More than 2.5 million individuals were examined in emergency departments (ED) and approximately 200,000 hospitalizations took place as a result of motor vehicle crashes Lifetime medical costs for these crash injuries totaled $18 billion. This includes approximately $8 billion for those who were treated in the ED and released and $10 billion for those who were hospitalized. Lifetime work lost because of 2012 crash injuries cost an estimated $33 billion.