|Updated: 11/18/2013 6:52 pm
||Published: 11/18/2013 4:06 pm
In just one week, three people have been killed while trying to cross streets in Tulsa.
Officers say it's a trend they hope will come to an end.
Last week, a child was killed near 61st and Peoria, in another incident a woman in her fifties was killed near 51st and Lewis and in a third incident, a 38-year old man was killed near 11th and Garnett.
Tulsa police told FOX23 all three accidents have things in common that have police concerned.
All three accidents happened while it was dark outside, the person killed had dark clothing on and the victims weren't using crosswalks to cross the street.
"It's very, very sad and I wish there was more we could do about it," said Officer Craig Murray the Tulsa Police Traffic Safety Coordinator.
Murray said three deaths like this in one week is unusual, but the circumstances surrounding every accident are a recipe for disaster.
"If the person is in roadway and it's not well-lit, unfortunately it adds up to what we are having," he said.
FOX23 found there have been 12 people killed just this year while attempting to walk across the street, almost twice as many as last year.
Murray is urging everyone to be more aware, whether you are on the road or walking near the street.
"If you are walking with traffic, you don't know what's coming up behind you. If you are walking toward them at least you have a better chance and maybe you can dive for cover," he said.
None of the drivers involved in the most recent accidents have been found at fault.
Police are waiting to get results back from blood tests to make sure nothing else played a part.