Everyone is at risk for pedestrian accidents. Yet some groups of people are more likely to be injured or killed than others. Elderly people who may not have the ability to get across the street before the traffic light changes are at highest risk for pedestrian accidents. Children are close behind. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports the following statistics about pedestrian accidents:
In 2007, 4,654 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States.
On average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash every 113 minutes and injured in a traffic crash every eight minutes.
There were 70,000 pedestrians injured in traffic crashes in 2007. Nationwide, males were more than twice as likely as females to be injured in pedestrian accidents.
People age 70 and older were the most likely to be killed in pedestrian accidents. They accounted for 16 percent of all pedestrian fatalities.
During 2007, twenty percent of all children ages 5 to 9 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.
Children age 15 and younger accounted for eight percent of all pedestrian fatalities and 23 percent of all pedestrian accident-related injuries.
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