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Below are some important facts/statistics and link regarding Pedestrian Accidents and Pedestrian Safety.
1. In 2009, 4,092 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 59,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States
2. Three-fourths (76%) of pedestrian accident deaths take place at non-intersections versus at intersections
3. On average, a pedestrian was killed every 107 minutes in a motor vehicle traffic crash from 1997 to 2006
4. Children Pedestrian Accidents and Senior Citizen Pedestrian Accidents. Pedestrians over age 64 accounted for more than 21 percent of the pedestrians killed, and children under the age of 16 accounted for about 10 percent of the fatalities
5. Pedestrian Safety and Drinking: More than one-third of the pedestrians killed in crashes had a BAC (Blood Alcohol Level) of .08 grams per deciliter or more with a smaller proportion (4%) with BAC of .01 to 07 g/dL. This data indicates that nearly 4 out of 10 pedestrians killed had some level of alcohol involvement at the time of the crash