Who is more at risk as a pedestrian to be struck and possibly seriously injured or killed?
There are certain groups of individuals that are at a greater risk of possibly being injured or killed. For example, over 46 percent of pedestrians are non-white; 20 percent killed are 65-years-old or older; and nearly one-fifth of children under the age of 14 die in pedestrian accidents.
Statistics also show that pedestrian deaths are more likely to happen in lower-income areas and that speeding vehicles increase the chances of a pedestrian death.
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