PR Newswire: news distribution, targeting and monitoring
See more news releases in Automotive  | Publishing & Information Services

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 30

Share with Twitter Share with LinkedIn

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:



Profile America — Wednesday, May 30th.  The first recorded automobile accident involving two vehicles occurred on this date in 1896 in New York City.  Henry Wells of Springfield, Massachusetts, was driving a new Duryea Motor Wagon, the first automobile to be made and sold in the U.S.  Unfortunately, he collided with Evelyn Thomas of New York, riding a bicycle.  Thomas went to the hospital with a broken leg, and Wells spent the night in jail.  Now, there are close to 11 million motor vehicle accidents a year, nearly 36,000 of them with fatal injuries.  California, with over 3,000, has the greatest number of annual highway deaths, followed closely by Texas, then Florida, and New York.  You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at

Sources: 440 International Calendar of Events, Those Were the Days
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1103, 1104

Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 


SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau


Featured Video

Journalists and Bloggers

Visit PR Newswire for Journalists for releases, photos, ProfNet experts, and customized feeds just for Media.

View and download archived video content distributed by MultiVu on The Digital Center.

Share with Twitter Share with LinkedIn

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.



PR Newswire Membership

Fill out a PR Newswire membership form or contact us at (888) 776-0942.


Learn about PR Newswire services

Request more information about PR Newswire products and services or call us at (888) 776-0942.


Online Member Center

Not a Member?
Click Here to Join
Search News Releases
Advanced Search
  1. PR Newswire Services
  2. Knowledge Center
  3. Browse News Releases
  4. Contact PR Newswire
  5. Send a News Release