If you’ve ever been in a car accident, the next time you’re in the parking lot, you’ll probably hear the sound of a friend and family member’s car rolling off the curb.
It’s a familiar, but horrifying sound.
And you may even have seen someone else’s car roll off the sidewalk and onto the street.
That’s because people who don’t live in close proximity to each other in the same house can get into accidents.
But when you are near people who do, you’re more likely to be killed, according to a new study published in the journal Injury Prevention.
The research suggests that people who live alone may be more at risk for accidents and death than people who have close friends.
“It’s not the case that the people you live with don’t make mistakes, but it’s the case the mistakes they make aren’t just unintentional, but they’re not just mistakes you make on a regular basis,” said senior author Shari LeBoeuf, PhD, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
“And it’s not that people are not making mistakes, they’re just not aware of them.”
So how do we fix that?
We need to understand the factors that are responsible for an accident and take steps to reduce its frequency.
“There are two major causes of accidents,” said study co-author Michael M. Oates, MD, professor of emergency medicine at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the university’s Pediatric Emergency Medicine Center.
“One is people who are not properly supervised and the other is the failure of a caregiver to follow established safety standards.”
The researchers looked at data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC).
They found that people living in households with two or more adults were at higher risk for accident than people in households without two or less adults.
People living in homes with more than two adults also had a higher risk of accident than those living in single-family homes.
In fact, the researchers found that the risk of a car crash for people living with two adults and two or fewer adults was four times higher than for people who lived alone.
“The more people you have living in the home, the higher your risk of injury is,” Oates said.
“The more you have people in the house, the more accidents you are going to have.
So, what we need to do is get people to live with others, not living with a single adult.”
Oates and his co-authors analyzed data from over 1,300,000 people who had accidents, and they found that living with close family members was associated with an increased risk of death.
In particular, the increased risk was highest for those living with children aged 6 to 17 and those living alone.
“We were surprised that the increased risks were especially high for children, but this is something we need more research to understand,” Oats said.
The researchers also looked at factors that could increase the risk, including age, sex, marital status, income, education, race, and health insurance status.
They found a link between family size and a higher likelihood of an accident.
People with a larger family were at greater risk of an incident, but the risk was not the same for people with smaller families.
“Family size does not increase the chance of an event,” Oles said.
The researchers also found that family size was a strong predictor of death among people with certain conditions.
“When we looked at the data, we found that a lot of the risk factors we identified were the same things that we saw in people with heart disease and diabetes,” Oays said.
But the authors also found a surprising link between living with family and the number of people who get heart attacks and strokes each year.
The number of heart attacks increased as the number and type of people living together increased.
“This is not the first time we’ve seen that with heart attack, stroke, and related conditions,” Oate said.
In general, more people with a heart condition are living together and have a higher level of health insurance.
The study is one of several that have looked at people’s risk for injuries and death, but Oates and LeBueuf wanted to test a specific question: how close people are to each another, and if living in close quarters can increase the chances of an injury.
“When you’re living with people who share a house and a lot more than that, there are a lot less things to worry about,” Oakes said.
For example, the study focused on people who were at least 15 years old, lived alone for at least three months, and who lived in households that were at the extreme end of the spectrum.
In other words, people living at the extremes of the extreme living situation.
“These are people who probably