Americans more likely to die from opioid overdose than in a car accident

cbsnews.com

For the first time on record, Americans are more likely to die of an accidental opioid overdose than in a motor vehicle crash, according to a new report from the National Safety Council.

The group calculates that the chance of dying from an opioid overdose has increased to 1 in 96, surpassing the odds of dying in a car accident, at 1 in 103. It’s also greater than the odds of dying from a fall, a gun assault, pedestrian accident, or drowning.

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