Two Pedestrians are Hit by a Vehicle on Six Forks Road in Raleigh, North Carolina
RALEIGH, NC – According to an online news report at cbs17.com, two individuals were taken to an area hospital after being hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Millbrook and Six Forks roads earlier this week.*
Two pedestrians were injured at an intersection of Millbrook and Six Forks roads earlier this week. The pedestrians were struck in the late morning by an automobile that was traveling north on Six Forks Road. The extent of the victims’ injuries are not clear at this time. The northern lanes of Six Forks Road were shut down as police conducted their investigation of the scene of the accident.
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation by the local police.
On an annual basis, there are 6,000 pedestrians who die each year in traffic accidents across the United States. This represents an average at least one pedestrian related crash every 1.5 hours. Additionally, there are nearly 130,000 who are treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal crash-related injuries on an annual basis.
Those most at risk for being involved in a pedestrian-related accident are individuals aged 65 and older who account for approximately 20% of pedestrian deaths per year and an estimated 15% of all pedestrian-related injuries in the United States on an annual basis. Children also account for a large number of pedestrian accidents. Each year, there are approximately one in every five children who are under the age of 15 who die in pedestrian-related traffic accidents.
About half of all pedestrian accidents resulting in death involved alcohol consumption by either the driver or the pedestrian. Over 30% of fatal pedestrian-related accidents involve a pedestrian with a BAC of at least 0.08 grams per deciliter.
Statistics demonstrate that the majority of pedestrian deaths occur in urban areas, during the night, and at non-intersection locations.
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