Why do people go behind a vehicle that is backing up?

I am in my car in the parking lot when I see a car backing up. The car is more than half way out of his parking spot when 2 people decide to walk behind the vehicle. The vehicle stops quickly to avoid hitting the pedestrians. Why do people walk behind vehicles that are backing up? I understand that the pedestrian has the right of way, but wouldn’t it be safer to wait for the car to backup and get out of the way so that you can get to your destination in one piece?

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