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  • Category: Pedestrian Injury

    Pedestrian Deaths Continuing to Rise

    Pedestrian deaths in the United States began to decline in the 1980s, the annual number steadily decreasing until about fourteen years ago. It was then, around 2009, that the pedestrian fatality rate began to grow – and it has continued to grow larger every year since. While safety experts are still working to understand more[…]

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    How Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?

    Pedestrian accidents have been on the rise in Philadelphia and across the country. The latest reporting year for Pennsylvania saw nearly 4,300 pedestrian crashes, with over 4,100 injuries and 150 fatalities. Pedestrian accidents can happen anywhere, including local small-town roads and downtown cities. Just as motorists are responsible to other drivers and passengers to operate[…]

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    Latest SEPTA Bus Crash Involves a Philadelphia Pedestrian

    Another SEPTA bus crash is under investigation in Philadelphia. A pedestrian walked into the side of a Route 3 bus in the city’s Kensington neighborhood, SEPTA said. CBS News captured video of the SEPTA bus at Kensington Avenue and East Clearfield Street. According to SEPTA, the bus operator followed proper procedures, and the pedestrian refused[…]

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    Roadway Deaths Continue to Grow; Pedestrian Fatalities Reach Highest Level in 40 Years

    In order to combat roadway deaths and serious injuries, the Department of Transportation is allocating $5 billion to regional, local and state governments through a grant called the Safe Streets and Roads for All. Officials will use the money to improve roadway safety, which has been a major obstacle in maintaining public health for decades[…]

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    How Did the Pandemic Affect Pedestrian Fatalities?

    A recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), estimates pedestrian fatalities have increased by 4.8 percent nationwide in 2020, despite a significant decrease in driving because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The GHSA had expected to see car accidents, personal injury, and fatalities decrease during the first six months of 2020 because more[…]

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