PROFILES OF FATAL COLLISIONS INVOLVING CHILD PEDESTRIANS

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

    171 Nepean Street, Suite 200
    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K2P 0B4
  • 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