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Stats of our lives: Death by iPod

The deadly side effects of America's iPod addiction — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures

47American pedestrians killed or seriously injured by trains, cars, and buses while wearing ear buds or headphones in 2010-11

16Number of such deaths and injuries in 2004-05

29Percent of headphone-related accidents in which the vehicle reported sounding a siren or horn before the crash

Source: Injury Prevention, via WebMD