Obese People More Likely to Die in Car Crashes


By Molly Clifton

Researchers at Berkeley say overweight people are more likely to die in a car crash, and the heavier the person- the higher the risk.

The study found the most obese people were 80 percent more likely to lose their life in an auto accident.

With one third of the population overweight, researchers want auto makers to consider changing car designs to better protect bigger drivers and passengers.

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