Reply To: 2.3 Injuries and Damage

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Posted: Jul/13/2016 at 10:03pm – author: cosbourn
I believe that FARS specifically classifies a traffic fatality as a person who dies from injuries sustained in a crash within 30 24-hour periods following the exact time of crash. So, I concur with making us consistent with the FARS definition and 720 hours for a fatal injury.

But I also think we should be cautious about getting too far deep into FARS classification criteria. You are still going to have suicides and death by natural causes that will be included in a crash report, that might not be determined as such until the FARS analysts receive a death certificate months later.
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