While crashes between two vehicles account for some of these numbers, pedestrians are also often struck by vehicles moving in and out from parking spaces.
The buildings, which were outlined in the Campus Masterplan, would complement the existing Polden Court accommodation.
The plans also propose a ‘home zone’ around the building with physical kerbs replaced by raised planters and seating to encourage pedestrians and vehicle drivers to safely share road space.
Dependent on planning consent, construction could start in September with the aim of opening for the new academic year in 2018.
According to the 2010 report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure, 126 of the total 277 pedestrians injured due to being struck by a vehicle or mobile equipment at workplace took place in a parking lot. Pedestrian Accidents in Parking/Parking Lots Involving Children NHTSA estimates that 22 percent (more than one-fifth) of children between ages 5 and 9 killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.
Most of these accidents occurred because drivers failed to see kids while backing up their vehicles.
The proposed £30m Polden Corner development, located to the west of the campus, would offer 293 ensuite bedrooms in 37 flats across two buildings arranged around a landscaped courtyard.The flats would be organised in pairs with a shared kitchen, diner and flexible social space and easy access to the buildings’ gym, communal study spaces, drying rooms and cycle stores.Parking lots are a common sight in the US and so are accidents that take place in them.A staggering one of every five motor vehicle accidents take place in a parking lot, and 14% of all claims of auto damage involve collisions therein.One of the major reasons behind collisions, injuries and fatalities that happen in parking lots is the false sense of security motorists and pedestrians feel.Pedestrians and drivers expect traffic to move more slowly, which means that caution takes a backseat.