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Pedestrian Injury Severity in Automobile Crashes

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This paper analyzes pedestrian injury severity from automobile crashes at signalized intersections in a medium-size city. It estimates an ordered logit model of injury severity and finds that vehicle type, gender, land-use, speed limit, traffic volume, the presence of sidewalks and visual-obstruction significantly explain pedestrian injury severity in vehicle-pedestrian crashes at signalized intersections. Females also are found to be disproportionately involved in these crashes, while sidewalks increase the probability of a pedestrian sustaining a serious injury, passenger cars, sport utility vehicles and pickups are associated with less severe pedestrian injuries.

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K. Obeng and M. Rokonuzzaman, "Pedestrian Injury Severity in Automobile Crashes," Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 9-17. doi: 10.4236/ojsst.2013.32002.


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