- Associated Press - Sunday, May 15, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Ada County officials say serious crashes that have hurt or killed bikers and walkers are on the rise. More people sharing the road is just one of the causes.

The Idaho Statesman reports (https://is.gd/YQc1yR) driver inattention has been blamed in 22 percent of those serious crashes

Pedestrians are less likely to be hit, but more likely to die

Despite the rise in serious pedestrian and bike injuries, The county highway district says Ada County now has fewer crashes per capita than it did in the 1990s. Also, in 2013 and 2014, the raw number of crashes in Ada County declined.

There were 50 deaths and incapacitating injury crashes in 2014 - the highest since 2002, when there were 52 deaths.

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Information from: Idaho Statesman, https://www.idahostatesman.com


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