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Pedestrian Deaths at Highest Rate in Nearly 30 Years

Posted on March 4th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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The statistics in pedestrian deaths are getting worse, and a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) found that 2018 was the deadliest year for pedestrians in almost 30 years. There were 6,227 pedestrians killed by a motor vehicle last year, a number that has been steadily rising since 2009. The GHSA blames […]

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Pedestrian Accidents: Nearly 50,000 Pedestrian Fatalities in 10 Years

Posted on January 28th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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Do federal, state, and local governments do enough to prevent pedestrian accidents in the United States? A new report says no. With 49,340 pedestrian deaths in a decade as of the end of 2017, pedestrian fatalities are an ongoing public health crisis. In 2016 and 2017 alone, 12,000 pedestrians lost their lives.

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Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

Posted on December 12th, 2018 by Elizabeth

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Pedestrians are vulnerable whether they’re walking, running, or motionless. A negligent driver can cause a pedestrian accident in a second. Quite often, distraction is a major player. The motorist may be texting and driving and not looking out for people in their path. The pedestrian may be too busy on their phone to look before […]

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Can Car Manufacturing Improvements Prevent Pedestrian Accidents?

Posted on September 28th, 2018 by Elizabeth

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Earlier this week, singer Gary Numan’s tour bus ran over and killed a 91-year-old pedestrian in Cleveland. The bus was making a right turn when it struck the man who was pushing a cart as he crossed the road. The elderly victim of this pedestrian accident was pronounced dead at the scene. Police reported that […]

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Distracted Walking: A Growing Cause of Pedestrian Death

Posted on August 10th, 2018 by Elizabeth

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The growing epidemic of pedestrian death by SUV has threatened and taken many lives. What is not always acknowledged, however, is the danger that pedestrians pose to themselves. It’s not just distracted drivers who are a threat, it’s distracted pedestrians.

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