While any accident can be dangerous, even deadly, pedestrian accidents are particularly damaging.
Nobody knows this better than the friends and family members of a high school student who recently lost her life when she was hit by a car on her way to the bus stop. Unfortunately, this young woman is not the only person who was hit by a car in Philadelphia in October. In fact, according to a report by AAA Mid-Atlantic, October is the most dangerous month for pedestrians in Philadelphia.
Riskiest Time for Walking, Running
The study showed that in October, pedestrian deaths in Philadelphia represented one third of all pedestrian highway fatalities in the state. The most dangerous time to be walking or running is between 3 and 6 p.m. This is due in large part to kids getting off school busses and people headed home from work.
And while young people are at risk for getting struck by a vehicle, those who die in pedestrian crashes are most often older.
“The age group that has the most pedestrian fatalities is 55 and over. The age group with the most pedestrian injuries is under 35,” stated AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Jenny Robinson.
Robinson, and other traffic safety advocates, hope that the sobering statistics help save lives. The statistics are released so that more drivers, pedestrians and cyclists will work harder to stay safe, looking out for one another at all times.
Our Bucks County accident attorneys would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the teen who lost her life. We hope that with time, you are able to find some measure of peace.