While the majority of car accidents involve only motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists are involved in a fair number of crashes as well. In many ways, these are vastly more dangerous accidents since these people have limited protection and can be seriously injured. If two cars collide at 20 miles per hour, there is a good chance that no one will be hurt. However, the same accident could be fatal if the car struck a pedestrian or a cyclist.
In fact, when looking at the statistics for 2013, it can be seen that thousands of deaths occurred this way across the United States. Those on foot were actually in more danger, as 4,735 pedestrians were killed in accidents. Cyclists also saw a significant amount of risk, though, with 743 deaths.
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