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Risk of death from an accident involving an ambulance

Bottom line

The risk of death in an accident involving a vehicle classified as an ambulance in Great Britain in 2004 was 1 in 14.5 million.


Data source

Lutman et al. Emerg. Med. J. 2008;25;301-302 Ambulance and aeromedical accident rates during emergency retrieval in Great Britain

Office for National Statistics; National Assembly for Wales; and General Register Office for Scotland

What the sources tell us

Give us the odds

The odds of dying in an accident involving a vehicle classified an ambulance body type in Great Britain in 2004 were 1 in 14,531,150.

Annual risk of death in an accident involving an ambulance

Risk Communication Tool (c) John Paling 2000 (www.riskcomm.com)

 

Comment

According to this data, your odds of winning the lottery are very similar to your odds of dying in an accident involving an ambulance, approximately 1 in 14 million.