Report: 1 out of 5 traffic deaths in NJ involve pedestrians

EDISON - A new report shows that one out of every five traffic deaths in New Jersey involves a pedestrian. The study says people hit while walking on the streets make up 21 percent of fatal car accidents. The victims tend to be overwhelmingly African-American, Hispanic and elderly.

The report found that over 47,000 people have been killed nationally from 2000 to 2009 while near or crossing roadways.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Investigators say Quadeer Nelson and Kevin McKenzie distributed 1 2 arrested for allegedly selling synthetic marijuana that sickened dozens
VIDEO: Amazon announces new NJ centers 2 VIDEO: Amazon announces new NJ centers
Police say there were five shootings in Paterson 3 Police investigate 5 shootings in Paterson over weekend
Video: Interview with NJ filmmaker Quinn Shephard 4 Video: Interview with NJ filmmaker Quinn Shephard
Manta rays, dragons, octopuses and more littered the 5 Kite festival kicks off in Long Branch

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE