Two of our most preventable injury and death related issues to older adults today are falling and motor vehicle crashes. 1 in 3 older adults fall every year, roughly 12 million people, and 400,000 will get into a crash within that same year. A new study done jointly by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found falling can cause a dominos effect for driving as well. Older adults who have fallen in the past are more likely to have problems while driving. If we continue to prevent falls, we can possibly decrease the number of crashes older adults are involved in.
Read more on the study here: http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2016/04/21/270199.htm