Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians in Arizona are more likely to be Killed in an accident than
Nearly any Other State.

In 2020 there were 1532 pedestrians’ crashes in Arizona, and 235 pedestrians that died from vehicle collisions, according to Arizona Department of Transportation Crash Data. Although total crashes were down from 2019, fatalities have been at an all-time high.

(AZDOT)

Pedestrian Crashes by Geographic Location

Category Total Urban Percent of Total Rural Percent of Total
Total Crashes 1,523 1,405 92.25% 118 7.75%
Fatal Crashes 232 185 79.74% 47 20.26%
Injury Crashes 1,291 1,220 94.50% 71 5.50%
Pedalcyclists Killed 235 188 80.00% 47 20.00%
Pedalcyclists Injured 1,351 1,277 94.52% 74 5.48%

Pedestrian Crash History

Year Pedalcycle Crashes Percent of all Crashes Pedacyclists Killed Percents of all Fatalities Pedalcyclists Injured Percent of all Injuries
2016 1,679 1.32% 193 20.27% 1,495 2.62%
2017 1,733 1.36% 226 22.65% 1,547 2.77%
2018 1,787 1.40% 245 24.23% 1,561 2.91%
2019 1,857 1.42% 218 22.24% 1,716 3.17%
2020 1,523 1.54% 235 22.23% 1,351 3.27%

If you or a loved one have suffered an accident due to the negligence of a bus, car, taxi, or truck driver, then you could be facing mounting medical bills and financial hardship due to loss of wages. Garrison Law Firm provides expert legal representation for pedestrians injured in an accident. We work hard on your behalf to ensure that the negligent parties and insurance companies pay you fair compensation for your injuries

What Are the Most Common Causes for Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona?

Distracted Drivers

Talking or texting on a cell phones can be a distraction for both drivers, and pedestrians. Laws in Arizona require that you do not talk or text while driving but doesn’t have any restrictions as to how you use your mobile device when walking within city streets. 

 

Impaired Driving

Drivers operating under the influence of alcohol or narcotics are dangerous to everyone on the road especially to pedestrians. It is important that pedestrians be aware of their surroundings and not assume that vehicles can see them or are aware of their presence.

 

Reckless Behavior

Reckless behavior can be a cause for serious accidents by both driver and pedestrian. Drivers that are speeding or impatient when approaching cross walks, or not taking every precaution to identify near by pedestrians can put them at harm. Pedestrians that do not adhere to crossing signals or choose to jaywalk can put them selves and drivers at risk of injury.

 

Pedestrians Killed  by Age and Gender

Pedestrian Action Total Age Group of Pedestrian
0-4 5-9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75 & older Unknown
Crossing Road 109 0 2 1 1 5 20 15 9 32 15 8 1
Walking with Traffic 12 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 1 4 1 0 0
Walking Against Traffic 11 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 3 2 1 2
Standing 22 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 3 2 1 0
Lying 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 1 0 0
Getting on / off Vehicle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Working on / pushing Vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Working on Road 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 16 2 0 0 1 1 3 2 3 2 0 2 0
Unknown 56 1 2 0 6 6 3 12 5 6 10 3 2
Total 235 4 4 1 11 15 36 42 22 51 31 15 3

Pedestrians Injured by Age and Gender

Pedestrian Action Total Age Group of Pedestrian
0-4 5-9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75 & older Unknown
Crossing Road 838 8 26 44 78 81 141 121 112 113 73 29 12
Walking with Traffic 75 0 1 5 11 7 13 14 8 5 9 1 1
Walking Against Traffic 82 0 0 6 9 3 18 11 15 9 5 6 0
Standing 113 2 3 1 8 14 21 21 17 13 7 4 2
Lying 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
Getting on / off Vehicle 10 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 1 0
Working on / pushing Vehicle 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Working on Road 9 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 2 0 1 0 0
Other 150 4 5 6 6 15 33 25 18 18 12 4 4
Unknown 68 2 1 2 6 3 20 8 5 10 5 5 1
Total 1351 16 36 64 120 127 250 205 179 172 112 50 20

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Pedestrian accidents can result in catastrophic injury, The Garrison Law Team has over 60 years’ of combined experience handling pedestrian accidents. To find out more about our legal services, call Garrison Law Firm today.