The purpose of this investigation was to examine the characteristics of 452 child pedestrian fatalities. The study sample was divided into three groups of victims, age 1-4, 5-7 and 8-14; analytically distinct profiles or collision typologies were produced for each group. Pedestrians age 1-4 were found to be involved disproportionately in daytime collisions occurring on or near private driveways; frequently the child was run over by a motor vehicle, which had been set in motion from a parked position. Pedestrians age 5-7 were involved disproportionately in collisions occurring in the hours immediately preceding or following school. Such victims tended to be crossing the roadway, between a parked car. Children age 8-14 were disproportionately involved in collisions at night. Frequently, the victim was struck while walking along the highway or when crossing at an intersection. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)

    Ottowa, Ontario  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Buhlman, M A
    • Warren, R A
    • Simpson, H M
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316861
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM