More than 60% of car crash deaths in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia were in single car accidents in 2008. This disturbing fact derived by AAA Mid-Atlantic, estimates that 860 of the 1,449 wrongful crash deaths were single-vehicle collisions.

AAA estimated that 58% of area auto crash deaths between 2004 and 2008 were single-car crashes.

Factors that predominated included speeding, drunk driving, driving at night and distracted driving. A prior history of traffic convictions and crashes were also widely seen.

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