Table 2 - Average Emergency Medical Service (EMS) ResponseTime for Rural and Urban Fatal Crashes: 1998

Table 2 - Average Emergency Medical Service (EMS) ResponseTime for Rural and Urban Fatal Crashes: 1998

(In minutes)

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Event Rural Unknown Urban Unknown
Time of crash to EMS notification 6.77 37% 3.62 46%
EMS notification to EMS arrival at crash scene 11.36 35% 6.26 47%
EMS arrival at crash scene to hospital arrival 36.28 67% 26.63 72%
Time of crash to hospital arrival1 51.78 68% 35.46 71%

1 Not a total of the above categories, as separate records are kept for this category.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 1998 (Washington, DC: 1999).