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Pedestrian Accidents

Committed to Protecting Pedestrian Injury Victims

Every minute of every day, innocent pedestrians are injured and killed in automobile accidents. In 2012, on average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every seven minutes in a traffic crash.

PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT STATISTICS

  • 4,743 pedestrians were killed and about 76,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States in 2012.
  • 89% of pedestrian fatalities occurred during normal weather conditions.
  • 73% of pedestrian fatalities occurred in an urban setting versus a rural setting.
  • 69% of pedestrians killed in 2009 were males.
  • 32% of all pedestrian fatalities occurred between the hours of 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.

COMMON PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT INJURIES

CAUSES OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS
  • Distracted Drivers
    • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that “driver distraction” is involved in 78% of all vehicle crashes.
  • Poor Visibility
    • In 2009, almost 70% of pedestrian accidents occurred at nighttime.
  • Drunk Driving
    • Alcohol involvement was reported in 48% of the traffic crashes that resulted in pedestrian fatalities in 2009.
  • Failure to Yield the Right-of-Way
    • Drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing streets in marked or unmarked crosswalks in most situations.
  • Poor Roadway Design
    • Streets without sidewalks or crosswalks and other dangerous road conditions can increase the risk for a pedestrian accident.

HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED?

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