A new study shows that Arizona is the most accident-prone state in the country.
According to journalistic research company Journo Research, the new data analyzed online search data to determine the most accident-prone states, including terms such as “broken nose symptoms” and “emergency room near me.” “Urgent care” has been searched for more than 2.2 million times in the past 12 months, making it the most searched-for term in the study.
And the Grand Canyon State apparently tops all states, with 1,585 monthly online searches per 100,000 residents.
Colorado, North Carolina, Washington and Massachusetts round out the top five most accident-prone states.
The study’s authors in their methodology say that the research, conducted by personal injury attorneys Injured in Florida, analyzed average monthly searches for accident-related terms in each state, including but not limited to “urgent care” and “how to tell if a bone is fractured or bruised.” It then compared each state’s combined total searches against its population to reveal the number of searches per 100,000 residents.
The study says that Arizona residents have searched for accident-related terms 116,635 times on average each month over the past year. Arizona has 82,750 average monthly searches for “urgent care.”
“Arizona has been named the most accident-prone state based on the number of accident-related searches over the last 12 months,” an Injured in Florida spokesperson commented in a press release. “However, the study includes states from across the country, all the way from Oregon to Massachusetts, revealing one thing everyone has in common.”