Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Houston: Part III

This post is part three in a series on fatal pedestrian accidents in Houston.

In a national survey of the most dangerous metropolitan areas for pedestrians, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area ranked number nine on the list.

When fatalities result from auto-pedestrian accidents, the exact circumstances of each accident vary, but several common patterns have emerged.

Houston city records show that fatal pedestrian accidents most often occur when pedestrians:

  • Attempted to cross a freeway in Houston
  • Were jaywalking
  • Crossed a street against a traffic signal
  • Crossed a private parking lot
  • Walked in front of driveways