More than 100 deaths daily and 2.5 million emergency department visits each year result from motor vehicle crashes, making motor vehicle crashes a leading cause of death in the United States.1,2 Reducing ambulance and emergency department treatment response time for crash patients could markedly save lives.3 We evaluated whether data from the crowdsourced traffic application Waze (Google) might be used to detect motor vehicle crashes faster than current reporting methods.
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Young SD, Wang W, Chakravarthy B. Crowdsourced Traffic Data as an Emerging Tool to Monitor Car Crashes. JAMA Surg. Published online May 22, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1167
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