Detroit's streets are dangerous for pedestrians. On April 27, a Honda hit a student running to class at Henry Ford High School after she got off a city bus.
The high school student was lucky not to have suffered injuries worse than possible broken bones. Usually, when cars hit pedestrians the results can be far more tragic. The heavy weight of a motor vehicle, combined with its speed can easily cause catastrophic injuries.
Pedestrians including walkers, joggers, runners and even cyclists are all at a significant disadvantage when hit by a car.