In Michigan, the pedestrian accident statistics for 2022 show that fatalities were the third highest in 10 years. But pedestrian-involved crashes and the number of pedestrians involved in accidents were both the 3rd lowest. However, crash-related pedestrian deaths in the U.S. in 2022 were the highest in 10 years.
Significantly, in Michigan, October is the most dangerous month for pedestrians and 6pm-7pm is the most dangerous time of day for a pedestrian to be hit by a car. A pedestrian who does not cross at an intersection continues to be a big factor in many fatal pedestrian-involved crashes.
Michigan pedestrian accident statistics show 2022 had the third highest number of pedestrian fatalities in 10 years
In Michigan, the pedestrian car statistics for 2022 show that car accidents took the lives of 173 pedestrians. That is the 3rd highest number of pedestrian fatalities in 10 years. Although it was a 5% dip from 183 in 2021, it was a 16% increase from 149 in 2013.
Pedestrians killed in car accidents in Michigan from 2013-2022:
- 2022: 173
- 2021: 183
- 2020: 175
- 2019: 149
- 2018: 145
- 2017: 158
- 2016: 165
- 2015: 170
- 2014: 148
- 2013: 149
Michigan pedestrian accident statistics for pedestrians injured in 2021
There were 1,453 pedestrians injured in Michigan auto accidents in 2021, down 23.9% from 1,910 in 2019. Similarly, pedestrian injuries in Michigan in 2021 were 25.2% lower than 1,945 in 2017 and 25.9% lower than 1,962 in 2012.
Statistics for crashes involving pedestrians in 2022
In Michigan, the pedestrian car statistics for 2022 show that there were 1,897 auto accidents involving pedestrians, which is the 3rd lowest in the last 10 years. This was a nearly 6% increase over 1,790 in 2021. However, it was a nearly 16% (15.6%) drop from 2,248 in 2013.
Automobile accidents involving pedestrians in Michigan from 2013-2022:
- 2022: 1,897
- 2021: 1,790
- 2020: 1,682
- 2019: 2,260
- 2018: 2,203
- 2017: 2,285
- 2016: 2,232
- 2015: 2,354
- 2014: 2,280
- 2013: 2,248
Michigan pedestrian accident statistics for pedestrians involved in car crashes in 2022
In Michigan, the pedestrian car statistics for 2022 show that there were 2,026 pedestrians who were involved in auto accidents. This was the 3rd lowest number in the last 10 years. It was a 7% increase over 1,891 in 2021, but it was a 15% drop from 2,392 in 2013.
Pedestrians who were involved in automobile accidents in Michigan from 2013-2022:
- 2022: 2,026
- 2021: 1,891
- 2020: 1,784
- 2019: 2,403
- 2018: 2,317
- 2017: 2,411
- 2016: 2,349
- 2015: 2,482
- 2014: 2,406
- 2013: 2,392
National pedestrian accident statistics show 2022 had the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in 10 years
The pedestrian car statistics show that auto crashes took the lives of 7,508 pedestrians in the U.S. in 2022. That’s the highest number of crash-related pedestrian deaths in the U.S. in the last 10 years. In fact, it is 57% increase from 4,779 in 2013.
Pedestrians killed in car accidents in the U.S. from 2013-2022:
- 2022: 7,508
- 2021: 7,443
- 2020: 6,626
- 2019: 6,324
- 2018: 6,283
- 2017: 6,075
- 2016: 6,080
- 2015: 5,494
- 2014: 4,910
- 2013: 4,779
Statistics show October is most dangerous month
According to the Michigan pedestrian car accident statistics, October has been the most dangerous month for pedestrians in Michigan. In 2021, October accounted for 13.2% of all pedestrian-involved auto accidents for the year. Except for 2020, October has consistently been the most dangerous month for pedestrians in Michigan from 2013 to 2021.
Why is October so dangerous for people walking?
There are several factors that likely explain why the Michigan pedestrian car accident statistics show October 2021 (and every year prior) being the most dangerous for people traveling by foot:
- The days are getting shorter and it starts to get dark earlier.
- More people are out and about at dusk as they take advantage of the last few weeks of nicer Michigan weather.
- Halloween and many fall events, from college football Saturdays to the many fall festival events lead to more people on the streets. Many of these fall activities also tend to have higher alcohol consumption and thus more impaired drivers behind the wheel and bad judgment among walkers on streets.
- Ongoing distractions for both drivers and walkers are compounded by the shorter days and limited daylight, further impairing their ability to safely drive and/or walk along or cross streets.
Statistics show “crossing not at an intersection” is most deadly for pedestrians
Every year between 2012-2021, “crossing not at an intersection” has been the most deadly thing that pedestrians do before a fatal pedestrian-car accident. It has accounted for 24.1% (2018) to 40.6% (2016) of all pedestrian fatalities in a given year.
Statistics for most dangerous time of day
For the five years from 2017-2021, the hour between 6:00pm-6:59pm has been the time of day with the most pedestrian-involved car crashes in Michigan.
Statistics show deadliest day for pedestrians
In Michigan, the pedestrian car accident statistics show that Sunday was the deadliest day for pedestrians in 2021, accounting for 30 or 16.4% of all pedestrian deaths for the year. This was the first time in the 10 years between 2012-2021 that Sunday was the most deadly for pedestrians. It was Friday for 6 other years and Saturday for 3.
Were you hit by a motor vehicle while walking? The attorneys at Michigan Auto Law can help
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(Source: Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, “At-a-Glance,” “Pedestrian Fatalities” and “Pedestrians Involved in Crashes,” 2013-2022; Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, Data Query Tool, Crashes, 2012-2022, Entire State, Filter – Crash: Pedestrian, “Pedestrian Involved”; GHSA, Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State, 2022 Preliminary Data (January-December); GHSA, Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State, 2019 Preliminary Data (January-June); Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, Fact Sheets, Pedestrians, 2012-2021)