The Centers for Disease Control reports that over 5,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2015. Another 129,000 pedestrians were treated in the emergency department for non-fatal injuries in a traffic accident. The pedestrians most at risk for a fatality in a traffic crash are those over 65 years old and children under the age of 15.
Pedestrians can suffer devastating injuries in car accidents because they have no protection against them. This is what happened to one Atlanta woman in 2008. Unfortunately, in this case, her harm was allegedly caused by authorities in our very state.