Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  • 5,376 pedestrians were killed in 2015.
  • 70,000 pedestrians were injured in 2015.
  • This works out to one death every 1.6 hours and one injury every 7.5 minutes.
  • Among traffic accident victims under age 14, 21 percent were pedestrians.
  • 19 percent of those killed and 13 percent of those injured were age 65 and older.
  • Only 18 percent of accidents occurred in intersections.
  • Most accidents (74 percent) occurred after dark.
  • Alcohol was involved in 48 percent of fatal pedestrian accidents.

19 percent of pedestrian fatalities involved hit and run drivers.

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