Pedestrian Deaths Reach Highest Level In Decades, Report Says

A new report by the GHSA determined about 6,227 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2018 — a 4 percent increase over 2017 and the highest mortality rate since 1990.

“While we have made progress reducing fatalities among many other road users in the past decade, pedestrian deaths have risen 35 percent” since 2008, Executive Director Jonathan Adkins said in a statement.