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Friday, December 6, 2013

Pedestrians struck…mid-block dart/dash

Pedestrians struck on West End
December 6, 2012
WSMV

Two pedestrians struck and injured at corner of West End and 21st Av. 


http://www.wsmv.com/story/24152771/pedestrians-hit-on-west-end-avenuehttp://www.wsmv.com/story/24152771/pedestrians-hit-on-west-end-avenue

The two people were crossing the street when officials say someone turning into the parking lot of a construction lot hit them. One person is in critical condition. The other is in non-critical condition.

The pedestrians were reported as being outside of a crosswalk when they were struck. 

There were 4,882 pedestrian fatalities and 78,000 pedestrian injuries resulting from traffic crashes in the US in 2001. 

According to Pedestrian Crash Types: A 1990s Informational guide, just under 60% of pedestrian crashes occur when a pedestrian is crossing the street at a mid-block location or at an intersection. 

According to Cui and Nambisan, from a paper entitled Methodology for Evaluating the Safety of Midblock Pedestrian Crossings (2001) conducted in Nevada from 1993-1997, 55% of fatal pedestrian crashes and 28% of all injury pedestrian crashes occurred at 'crossings - not at intersection'. Identified reasons for mid-block crossings included complex and inconvenient intersections and long cycle lengths for cross walks. Of special note, this study also found that even when a pedestrian was crossing with the right-of-way, right turning vehicles that should yield and also left turning vehicles with permitted turn phasing still have potential conflicts with pedestrians.

2 comments:

  1. More information: The two people were crossing the street when officials say someone turning into the parking lot of a construction lot hit them. One person is in critical condition. The other is in non-critical condition.

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  2. More Information: The pedestrians were reported as being outside of a crosswalk when they were struck.

    There were 4,882 pedestrian fatalities and 78,000 pedestrian injuries resulting from traffic crashes in the US in 2001.

    According to Pedestrian Crash Types: A 1990s Informational guide, just under 60% of pedestrian crashes occur when a pedestrian is crossing the street at a mid-block location or at an intersection.

    According to Cui and Nambisan, from a paper entitled Methodology for Evaluating the Safety of Midblock Pedestrian Crossings (2001) conducted in Nevada from 1993-1997, 55% of fatal pedestrian crashes and 28% of all injury pedestrian crashes occurred at 'crossings - not at intersection'. Identified reasons for mid-block crossings included complex and inconvenient intersections and long cycle lengths for cross walks. Of special note, this study also found that even when a pedestrian was crossing with the right-of-way, right turning vehicles that should yield and also left turning vehicles with permitted turn phasing still have potential conflicts with pedestrians.

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