Saturday has the largest proportion, 25 percent, of pedestrian deaths, according to Manitoba Public Insurance claims data. Nearly 15 percent of those deaths occurred while the pedestrian was crossing at an intersection.
“On average, about 16 pedestrians are killed each year in our province,” said MaryAnn Kempe, vice-president, Community & Corporate Relations, Manitoba Public Insurance. “Many of these deaths could have been prevented. With the goal to reduce collisions, Manitoba Public Insurance is putting out a call of action to both pedestrians and motorists to exercise care and caution.”
On average, about 370 pedestrians are injured yearly in Manitoba after an encounter with a motor vehicle. Thursday and Friday have the largest proportions of pedestrians injured. Tuesday has the smallest proportion of pedestrian deaths at nine percent.
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