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Virginia Motor Vehicle Crash Outcomes ONLINE at www.vacodes.org
Date:6/2/2008

RICHMOND, Va., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virginians can find motor vehicle crash information at http://www.vacodes.org. The website has local and statewide reports on crashes from 2001-2006 including the causes, injuries, severity and hospital care.

The website features Crash Facts printer-ready flyers, Ready-to-Use reports and a Create-a-Report tool. Many aspects of crashes are detailed such as:

-- What caused the crash?

-- What type of vehicle was involved?

-- What were the injury/fatality rates?

-- Were excessive speed or alcohol factors in the crash?

-- Information for the entire state or by select city or county

-- What were the gender and age groups of those involved?

-- What were the weather conditions at the crash?

The information includes reports on the severity of crash injuries, hospital charges and death rates. All information is available to the public to support education, transportation safety programs and legislation within Virginia.

"The Virginia CODES website puts the facts at your fingertips on the causes, injuries and hospital care from motor vehicle crashes," notes Michael T. Lundberg, Executive Director of Virginia Health Information, a partner in the Virginia CODES Program.

Virginia's CODES program is made possible through a Cooperative Agreement between the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' Highway Safety Office. Other partners include:

Virginia Department of Health - Office of Emergency Medical Services

Virginia Department of Health - Virginia Center for Health Statistics

Virginia Health Information - a nonprofit health information company

INOVA Regional Trauma Center

Visit http://www.vacodes.org to access and use this information. You may also call 1-877-VHI-INFO or email info@vacodes.org for assistance or to answer your questions.


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