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Several groups are at high risk of being hit in a pedestrian crash.
  • Young children are frequently struck in the neighborhood streets near their homes.

  • Healthy older adults are often struck, usually while crossing streets legally in crosswalks or by cars making turns.

  • Many crashes involve pedestrians who have been drinking or are drunk.

  • Finally, the challenge of crossing major multiple lane arterial streets can make a casualty of even a fit, healthy and alert adult. Bad weather, driving too fast, inattention by driver or walker can make situations worse.