The difference between this gal/people like her and me is that I stare at oncoming traffic, whether I’m jaywalking or not.
The typical accident* involving peds and cars, the mean, the median, involves fault/negligence/bad judgment from both the ped and the driver, IMO.
So that’s why current focus upon “Vision Zero”-type projects is doomed to failure, IMO.
*Of course there are two sides of the bell curve, one with more fault on one side (failure to yield, for the most part) or the other (ignoring signals / jaywalking**).
**In fact, during the first half of 2012, the streets of San Francisco saw a spate of ped deaths that all involved jaywalking (on Lombard and Hayes and a slew of others) and other similar bad behavior from peds. OTOH, the last few months of 2012 had a nasty spate of bad driving (including a DUI hit-and-run on Twin Peaks). IMO, peds need to be on the lookout for bad drivers and drivers need to be on the lookout for bad peds, like the one seen above. This is a controversial opinion.