SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego and Los Angeles were among the 10 cities in the country with the highest number of pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in the year 2012, federal transportation officials reported Friday.
In 2012, there were 22 pedestrians killed in San Diego, and 99 killed in Los Angeles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
San Diego was ranked eighth in the country in the number of pedestrians killed. Los Angeles was second, behind only New York City, which had 127 pedestrians killed that year, NHTSA statistics showed.
According to NHTSA, 70 people died in all types of traffic accidents in 2012 in San Diego, 242 people died in all types of traffic accidents in Los Angeles.
The state of California had the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in the country in 2012, with 612; followed by Texas, with 478; and Florida, with 476, NHTSA reported.
Nationwide, there were 4,743 pedestrian fatalities in 2012, the highest number in five years, NHTSA reported.
Also, 32 percent of pedestrian fatalities were between 8 p.m. and midnight according to the NHTSA.
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