In the last 3 days, we have almost hit 3 pedestrians early in the morning. Each of these was wearing all black and no where hear a street light. For example, this morning a woman walked in to Oregon in the middle of a line of cars going about 30 mph. She actually put her arm up to stop traffic. Yes, she had the right of way, but the only reason we saw her was that she was caucasian and her hand glowed.
Monday morning we almost hit a kid who ran out between 2 cars in the middle of the street because his bus was at the end of the block on the other side of the street. He also was wearing all black.
As a life long pedestrian, I know that drivers can't always see me. If it is dark, I don't have the need to be right. I let the cars pass or wait for them to stop. I also carry a light umbrella and wear a bright coat. Please people, when you are walking your dog, jogging etc in the dark, please wear light clothing or something with reflectors. Same thing if your kids are going to be out on the streets when it is dark. We are very careful, but these close calls really unnerved me. We truly could not see any of the pedestrians until it was almost too late.