Runners and walkers, perforce, spend a lot of the time on the streets. And they share the highway with all manner of traffic. It can be a deadly combination.
The chance that you will be hit and killed by a motor vehicle when out running or walking is small. But it is not zero.
More than 4,000 runners, joggers, hikers and other pedestrians die in traffic accidents each year in America. That is one in seven of all traffic-accident fatalities and works out to 1.51 deaths for every 100,000 people in the U.S.