Arizona Ranked 4th Worst State for Deadly Pedestrian Crashes
National data analysis shows that Arizona is the 4th worst state in the nation when it comes to pedestrian deaths.
Dolman Law, a Florida firm, analyzed data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They reviewed the total number of pedestrians killed in crashes from 2017 to 2019 across the entire country.
Within those years, Arizona had 661 pedestrian deaths. This number of deaths puts Arizona 62% above the national average. The three states that ranked worse than Arizona were South Carolina, Florida, and New Mexico.
New Mexico was ranked the deadliest state for pedestrians. The most common vehicle involved in pedestrian death is the Ford F-150 truck. The truck has a larger hood and is considered to have more blind spots than other vehicles.
With the pedestrian crash information, the NHTSA breaks down location, time of day, vehicle type, and other related factors.