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.
Other Auto-Pedestrian Accident FAQs:
- Are there remedies available for victims of car accidents involving pedestrians?
- Is distracted driving, and distracted walking a factor in pedestrian and vehicle fatal accidents?
- Is there a common type of fatal pedestrian accident?
- Two of my friends have been in a car accident with pedestrians. Are these kinds of accidents common?
- What are the causes of pedestrian traffic deaths?
- What are the common factors in pedestrian accident deaths?
- Who is more at risk as a pedestrian to be struck and possibly seriously injured or killed?
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