Crashes with pedestrians are a concern given that the pedestrians are more likely to sustain fatal or severe injuries compared to vehicle occupants.
The Pedestrian Safety emphasis area encompasses crashes that involve at least one pedestrian and one motor vehicle. Pedestrian crashes accounted for 3,434 fatal crashes (16 percent of all fatal crashes) and 6,815 severe crashes (7 percent of all serious crashes) from 2010–2016
of fatal pedestrian crashes occurred at nighttime.
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Pedestrian Safety Fatalities and Serious Injuries (2014–2019)
Pedestrian fatalities due to a crash with a motor vehicle compared to total statewide fatalities due motor vehicle crashes from 2014 to 2019. SHSP was implemented between 2016 and 2017.
Pedestrian suspected serious injuries due to a crash with a motor vehicle compared to total statewide suspected serious injuries due to motor vehicle crashes from 2014 to 2019. SHSP was implemented between 2016 and 2017.
Percent of Fatal and Serious Pedestrian Crashes that Also Involve:
SVROR & Head-On
Older Road Users
Fatal and Serious Injury Pedestrian Crashes
Fatal and Serious Pedestrial Crashes by Location Along Roadway
65% Midblock; 31% Intersection
79% of Fatalities; 54% of Serious Injuries
Of the Fatal and Serious Pedestrian Crashes that Also Involve Impairment:
Proportion of Pedestrians with Fatal and Serious Injuries Relative to the Proportion of the Population by Age and Gender
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Proportion of Drivers with Fatal and Serious Pedestrian Crashes Relative to the Proportion of the Population by Age and Gender
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