CDC: Older pedestrians more likely to die in accidents

04/18/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Pedestrians 75 and older had a more than twofold increased risk of dying in a traffic accident compared with those 34 and younger, CDC researchers wrote in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Men were more likely to be killed than women, and about 3 in 4 traffic-related pedestrian deaths happen in cities.

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