Sobering Pedestrian Facts

  • The fall months are the deadliest months for pedestrians, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
  • In 2014, 17 pedestrians were killed and 837 were injured. As of October 2015, 23 pedestrians were killed and 655 were injured.
  • About 30 percent of pedestrian crashes happen during the weekday rush hour driving time, defined as 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.
  • One out of every four pedestrian fatal crashes occurred between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.
  • Male pedestrians are more likely than females to be killed or injured.
  • Males accounted for 76 percent of all pedestrian fatalities and 52 percent of all injuries in 2014.
  • The most cited contributing factors to all pedestrian crashes is driver failure to yield and driver distraction or inattention.

State of Minnesota facts 
provided by Minnesota Department of Transportation (Oct. 2015)