Pedestrian Accident Statistics | Washington Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Walking down the street in Washington State may seem like an innocuous activity, but the truth is that thousands each year are seriously hurt or killed in pedestrian accident. Both in urban areas such as Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue as well as in the suburbs and rural areas, people are struck by vehicles each day. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Association, 5,000 Americans are killed in pedestrian accidents each year and fourteen times more than that are seriously injured in pedestrian accidents. In 2007, 4,654 people died from being hit by a car, truck, or motorcycle. All in all, one person is hit by a vehicle every eight minutes in the United States alone.
Here are some further pedestrian accident facts:
· Pedestrians represent just over ten percent of all traffic accidents in the country - although walking is only the mode of transportation in 9 percent of all trips.