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.
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.
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.
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.
Traffic accidents kill close to 6,000 pedestrians in the US every year. On the congested streets of New York City, pedestrian accidents are even more common and crash data indicate that about 25 percent of all traffic-related fatalities and injuries in NYC involve pedestrians. While any type of road accident can be dangerous, pedestrian accidents are often devastating because those walking on the sidewalk have absolutely no personal protection, unlike the motorists who are sheltered inside their cars.
New York City is home to millions of people and also receives a constant stream of tourists as well as business visitors who travel to the city every year for various reasons. On the busy and bustling streets of this densely packed city, road accidents are unfortunately far too common.
One of the best ways to get around New York City is on foot. But unfortunately, the city ranks as one of the country’s most dangerous metropolitan areas for pedestrians. Thanks to the state’s Vision Zero initiative, fatal accidents involving pedestrians have been declining in recent years.
Marked crosswalks are recommended for pedestrians to cross a busy intersection or street safely. The problem is crosswalks don’t always offer an expected level of safety. Few crosswalks in the New York area contain hidden dangers or are poorly designed. They can cause a serious pedestrian accident. You must include the details of the crosswalk in your damage claim if it contributed in some way to your accident.
Pedestrians do not have the safety or protection of cars when involved in a car accident. In fact, they don’t have any protection at all, which is why pedestrian accidents have broken bones as the most common injury. 3,000 pounds of steel and other metal colliding into an unprotected human being can result in exceptionally serious injuries, especially in the hip and leg region.