Fresno County Pedestrian Accident Statistics 2016

Fresno County Pedestrian Accident Statistics 2016

Fresno County Pedestrian Accident Statistics 2016

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno car accident lawyer. Physical activities, such as walking, offers endless health benefits and weight control. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who are physically active have been found to live longer lives and have a lower risk for depression, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Taking a long walk is a great way to relieve stress and tension. However, a pedestrian requires a safe place to walk to ensure their safety and well-being when traveling alongside motor vehicles.

Fresno County Pedestrian Accidents

There were 84 pedestrian accidents in Fresno County in 2016. Of these accidents, approximately 14 (16.7%) occurred on the state highway. These collisions, unfortunately, caused 93 victims to suffer traumatic injuries and 17 to pass away from their injuries.

Fresno County Pedestrian Accidents by Violation Type:

The listed statistics below state how pedestrian accidents occurred by violation type:

  • Circular Green Signal, Shall Proceed but are Required to Yield the Right-of-Way to Pedestrians and Cars that are Lawfully Within the Intersection: 1 – 1.19%
  • Driver Must Yield the Right-of-Way to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk: 22 – 26.19%
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Drug or Combination Causing Injury or Death: 1 – 1.19%
  • Failure of “Walk” Pedestrian to Yield the Right-of-Way to Cars Already in a Crosswalk: 1 – 1.19%
  • Failure to Yield the Right-of-Way to a Blind Pedestrian: 1 – 1.19%
  • Hit-and-Run Resulting in Death: 1 – 1.19%
  • Jaywalking Between Signal Controlled Intersections: 2 – 2.38%
  • Other: 12 – 14.29%
  • Pedestrian Must Yield Upon Roadway Outside the Crosswalk: 18 – 21.43%
  • Failure to Drive On Right Side of the Road: 1 – 1.19%
  • Unsafe Speed for Prevailing Conditions: 7 – 8.33%
  • Unsafe Starting or Backing: 3 – 3.57%
  • Unsafe Turn With or Without Signaling: 6 – 7.14%
  • Vehicles Must Stop at Limit Line or X-Walk at a Red Signal Light or Stop Sign: 2 – 2.38%
  • Walking in the Roadway, Other than the Pedestrian’s Left Edge: 6 – 7.14%

Pedestrian Action During Accident

Any investigation regarding a pedestrian accident will also include a study of the person’s action prior to the collision to pinpoint causation. The following data reveals the action of a pedestrian at the time of an accident:

  • Crossing in a Marked Crosswalk at an Intersection: 21 – 25.00%
  • Crossing in a Marked Crosswalk Not at an Intersection: 3 – 3.57%
  • In Road, Including Shoulder: 30 – 35.71%
  • Not Crossing in a Marked Crosswalk: 22 – 26.19%
  • Not in Road: 7 – 8.33%
  • Not Stated: 1 – 1.19%

Number of Pedestrian Accidents by Weather

Weather conditions play a significant role in all accidents. The information below includes the noted climate conditions in these pedestrian accidents:

  • Clear: 76 – 90.48%
  • Cloudy: 7 – 8.33%
  • Raining: 1 – 1.19%

Number of Pedestrian Accidents by Lighting

Pedestrian accidents tend to occur due to inadequate lighting on roads and sidewalks. The details below indicate the number of pedestrian accidents by lighting:

  • Dark – No Street Lights: 16 – 19.05%
  • Dark – Street Lights: 21 – 25.00%
  • Daylight: 37 – 44.05%
  • Dusk – Dawn: 8 – 9.52%
  • Not Stated: 2 – 2.38%

Unsafe Intersections for Fresno City Pedestrians:

Fresno, the fifth-largest city in California, is the county seat of Fresno County. This populated city is great to visit and take a long walk with your loved ones. If you are walking in the Fresno city area, be sure to extend extra safety precautions while walking at these intersections:

  • Belgravia Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
  • Bullard Avenue and Maroa Avenue
  • Chestnut Avenue and Church Avenue
  • Fulton Street and Nevada Avenue
  • East Street and Stanislaus Street

NHTSA Pedestrian Accident Statistic Report Findings

According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 65,000 pedestrians suffered injuries and approximately 4,884 pedestrians were fatally injured in pedestrian accidents in 2014. The report found that, on average, a pedestrian was injured every 8 minutes and killed every 2 hours in traffic collisions. Approximately 90% of all pedestrian fatalities were caused by single vehicles. Hit-and-run drivers played a role in 18% of all pedestrian deaths. It is the duty of a pedestrian to obey traffic signals such as walk and don’t walk signs to avoid collisions. A pedestrian must also cross streets at marked intersections and crosswalks if available. A pedestrian must watch for turning vehicles just as a motorist should keep an eye on crossing pedestrians. A driver must be aware of their surroundings and avoid distracted driving habits at all costs such as texting and driving and drunk driving. For more information, contact an experienced Fresno car accident lawyer.

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