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REPORT: Nevada ranks #5 for pedestrian deaths between 2013-2017

Posted at 11:51 AM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 11:55:11-04

Nevada has been ranked as the number 5 state with most pedestrian fatalities between 2013 and 2017, according to CarInsurance.org.

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CarInsurance.org used the Fatality Analysis Reporting System to determine the state-by-state rankings.


The state with the most pedestrian deaths is New Mexico followed by Delaware, Florida and South Carolina.

Nevada is also the number 7 state with the largest increase in pedestrian deaths since 2013.

The state with the largest increase was Alabama followed by New Mexico, Alaska, South Carolina and our neighbor Arizona.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Pedestrians killed in Las Vegas valley in 2019

On average in 2017, 16 pedestrians were killed nationwide each day by cars.

Deaths by roadway crossing are by far the most common scenario in which pedestrian fatalities occur, happening 3x more often than walking along the roadway -- the second most common scenario.

The most vulnerable pedestrians (nationwide) by gender are men and the age group with the highest number of deaths is 80 to 84, closely followed by 55 to 59.