- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A new report says New Mexico was the nation’s fifth most deadly state per capita for pedestrians in 2011 with alcohol as a key factor.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://goo.gl/kbUBls) that an analysis by the Mid-Region Council of Governments released last week found that New Mexico reported 41 pedestrian fatalities statewide in 2011.

The analysis focused on Bernalillo County and made few comparisons with other cities or states. The data were drawn from the state’s Uniform Crash Report, which tallies cashes reported on public roadways that result in personal injury or damages of $500 or more.

Pedestrian fatalities comprise a high percentage of all fatalities on Bernalillo County roadways. Pedestrian deaths ranged from 23 percent of all crash deaths in 2009 to 43 percent in 2008.

Nationally, pedestrian fatalities make up about 14 percent of all traffic fatalities.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com


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