Pedestrian deaths are an unfortunate danger in the US, and they can occur to anyone, at any time, and anywhere. At RMFW Law, we have a number of personal injury lawyers who can get you the compensation that you deserve, if you ever need to make a claim
We’ve looked at data from between 2012 and 2020, to find out which states have recorded the most and least pedestrian deaths, as well as which states have recorded the highest and lowest number of pedestrian deaths per 100,000.
As the number of pedestrian deaths changes each year, we’ve also used this data to create an average for each state.
New York has one of the highest pedestrian traffic volumes in the country with millions of people thronging the streets each day. There is little surprise why pedestrian safety is a priority in the state. As many as 28 cyclist deaths and 121 pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2019 in New York City alone.
Read more: The Growing Risks of Pedestrian Accidents in New York
New York has among the highest number of pedestrians on the streets. Pedestrian safety is a priority with millions of people thronging NYC streets each day. However, there were 121 pedestrian deaths in the city in 2019 even after plenty of walking space, awareness campaigns, and strict legislation.
The number of vehicle accidents in New York City is reducing while pedestrian fatalities and injuries are on the rise. This is despite the city’s efforts to increase pedestrian safety in recent times. There is an increase in pedestrian plazas and bike lanes to make the roads safer.
If the roads have become safer and there is a decrease in the number of car accidents, then why are pedestrian injuries and fatalities on the rise? Keep reading to learn more about the causes of increasing pedestrian accidents in New York.
Read more: Causes of Increasing Pedestrian Accidents And Deaths in New York City
Getting around on a bicycle or by foot not only gets you some much-needed cardiovascular exercise but also helps in reducing your carbon footprint. The bustling sidewalks and streets of New York see cyclists and pedestrians making full use of the city’s bicycle lanes and public transport.
Read more: Dangerous Spots For Pedestrians And Cyclists in New York City
A person who is walking on the road is unprotected, unlike the person who is driving a car fitted with several safety features. Therefore, it is not very surprising that pedestrian accidents are often more dangerous for the pedestrian than for the motorist who crashed into them. However, when it comes to children, the stakes go up even higher.
Read more: Child Pedestrian Accident in NYC: What Should a Parent Do?
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