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One-third higher risk for wheelchair users
Findings indicate a 30% higher risk of death for a pedestrian wheelchair user than for pedestrians in general.
The risk of a car crash death would appear to be over five times higher for men in wheelchairs than for women, particularly among the 50-64 age group.
Almost half of the fatal crashes, or 47.6%, happened at intersections, at 39% of which there was no traffic flow control.
Among intersection crashes, 47.5% involved wheelchair users in a crosswalk; no crosswalk was available in 18.3% of cases. Drivers failed to yield right-of-way in 21.4% of crashes, and no crash avoidance maneuvers were detected in 76.4% of incidents.
Police reports also indicated that the wheelchair user was not sufficiently visible in 15% of the incidents.
The true number of deaths is likely to be higher than this because mobility devices were not always differentiated from recreational scooters and mopeds in news stories.