Report: Kids Face Highest Risk of Being Hit by Car on Halloween

Share This Story

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If your community hasn’t postponed Halloween activities, there’s good reason to be extra careful out there Wednesday night.  

A State Farm review of statistics finds children face the highest risk of being fatally struck by a car on this holiday than any other day of the year.  The chances of getting hit are more than twice as high as on an average day.

Researchers also pinpointed the most dangerous hour: between 6 and 7 p.m., the time day turns to night.  

More than 70 percent of accidents happened in the middle of the block, underlining the importance of crossing only at crosswalks.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Respond to this story