According to reports, one of the common causes of motor vehicle fatalities in accidents involving pedestrians on crosswalks. Many of these accidents occur on the weekends during the evening hours. Often drivers fail to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks or fail to see the pedestrian in the crosswalk before hitting them. Statistics indicate that young people under the age of 16 are the most likely victims of pedestrian accidents. However, while the elderly are less likely to be involved in pedestrian accidents, they are more likely to die as a result of injuries sustained in these accidents. While many pedestrian accidents occur at intersections with crosswalks, many accidents happen on the roadways and streets throughout Maryland.