SAN ANTONIO -

Figures released by police show that the number of pedestrians fatally struck by motor vehicles has risen since 2011.

On Nov. 1, two San Antonio pedestrians were hit and killed in separate motor vehicle accidents. On Nov. 11, a man was fatally struck by a pick up truck on the city's far east side.

A couple days later, a 55-year-old woman was hit by a pickup truck walking on the access road of Highway 51.

"There is no rhyme or reason to it. If there were, we'd be able to prevent a lot more of them," said San Antonio police Sgt. Javier Salazar.

According to police, all four fatal accidents happened at night or early in the morning when it was still dark.

"We'd encourage people to cross at crosswalks. Don't cross in the middle of the block. It's just not worth it," Salazar said.

The numbers show the problem has gotten worse in the last couple years.

In 2010, there were 33 fatal motor vehicle pedestrian accidents. In 2011, there were 31 accidents.

That number went up to 46 in 2012 and so far in 2013, there have already been 44 motor vehicle/pedestrian fatal accidents.

"There's really no way to predict how it's going to happen or when it's going to happen," Salazar said.

Police can and do ticket pedestrians for not using crosswalks, but they can also ticket pedestrians who are using the crosswalk at the wrong time.

"Most importantly though, you can also die doing any one of those. It's something that happens all too often," Salazar said.

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