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CDC Predicts That On Average, 1 Pedestrian Will Be Killed Every 2 Hours


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7/4/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Yes, that's a very scary statistic. Not suprisingly, the data cited by the CDC in this publication reveals that of the nearly 120,000 reported pedestrian injuries for the year 2007, 36% of the pedestrians killed in these accidents were legally drunk.

You might think that's not such a signficant number. But you'd be terribly wrong: Nearly 5,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes across the country in 2007.

Here are some other highlights of the study:

  • The highest incidence of pedestrian-related injuries involved pre-teens and teens;
  • The risk of a pedestrian dying from a motor vehicle crash generally increases with age.
  • Other than the elderly, those at the greatest risk for significant injury in a car crash are children because 1) their small size makes them harder for drivers to see; 2) children have greater difficulty judging accurately the speed and distances of passing vehicles.

Here's one final statistic that's worthy of mention: more children between the ages 5 and 14 have been killed as the result of car accidents than any other cause.




Category: Car Accidents

Jonathan Cooper
Employment Litigation and School Negligence Lawyer

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