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Unintentional Injuries

Injuries are not accidents they can be prevented.  Injuries are not random, uncontrollable events, but rather predictable and preventable incidences with identifiable causes. Unintentional injuries are events that happen which are not deliberate or done with purpose. Of the 3,178 injury deaths in Alabama in 2001, 70% were due to "unintentional" injury and 30% were due to violence, or "intentional" injury. Injuries affect everyone.

Five Leading Causes of Unintentional Injury in Alabama

1. Motor Vehicle Crashes
2. Falls
3. Suffocation
4. Fire/Burn
5. Poisoning


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