Two of my friends have been in a car accident with pedestrians. Are these kinds of accidents common?
Yes, car accidents involving pedestrians are more common than you may think. According to a report released in 2017, Houston, Texas is the 15th-most-dangerous metro area for pedestrians. Overall, the state comes in even higher for such accidents, ranking ninth in the United States.
The statistics released in the report from the National Complete Streets Coalition and Smart Growth America also place the Houston metro area and the state of Texas as far more dangerous for pedestrians in 2016 than in 2014. For example, in 2015, 558 pedestrians were killed in traffic, a figure that represents approximately 15 percent of all traffic deaths statewide.
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