Los Angeles had the second-most traffic-related pedestrian fatalities in a new report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The following are a few highlights from the report:

  • In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 76,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States.
  • The fatalities represented an increase of 6 percent from 2011 and were the highest number of fatalities in the last 5 years.
  • On average, a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every 7 minutes in traffic crashes.
  • Older pedestrians (age 65+) accounted for 20 percent (935) of all pedestrian fatalities and an estimated 9 percent (7,000) of all pedestrians injured in 2012.
  • The average age of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes was 46 and the average age of those injured was 35.
  • More than one-fifth (22%) of the children ages 5 to 15 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.
  • Pedestrian fatalities were highest in California (612), followed by Texas (478) and Florida (476).
  • The highest pedestrian fatality rate per 100,000 population was in Delaware (2.94), followed by New Mexico (2.92).

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