Each year more than 70 pedestrians are killed or injured on roads in the Marrickville local area. The people hurt come from every age group but are most likely to be male (61%).
Pedestrians are usually struck while they are crossing the road (73%), eight percent when they stepped out from between parked cars (8%).However, almost one in ten, (9%) pedestrian casualties were struck while they were on the road way but not actually crossing.Police records describe these people as having been either playing, working, lying or standing on the road but not crossing.
We do not know the extent to which any of these pedestrian contributed to the crashes by their own actions, but studies from around the world suggest that approximately one third of pedestrians who are killed in crashes were intoxicated.
Figure 1. Age group of pedestrian casualties in Marrickville 2000-2004.
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