Pedestrian Safety Statistics
Pedestrian accidents do happen in New York. They are especially common in urban areas such as in NYC. There are always people walking in the city getting from place to place. There are also often pedestrians in suburban areas. An accident involving a pedestrian and any type of vehicle can happen.
These statistics illustrate how often they happen.
According to statistics, in 2015, there were over 5,375 pedestrians who were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. This is an average of about 1 pedestrian death every 1.6 hours.
Also, there were nearly 130,000 pedestrians who were treated for injuries related to car accidents in 2015. Pedestrians are also 1.5 times more likely to die in a car crash than vehicle occupants.
People over the age of 65 made up nearly 20% of the pedestrian deaths.
These statistics illustrate that pedestrian-vehicle accidents can be particularly dangerous for pedestrians.
If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident involving a vehicle while you were a pedestrian, you could receive compensation for your injuries if the accident was not your fault. For help with your claim, contact Frekhtman & Associates by calling (212) 222-1111.
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