Pedestrian deaths up 41 percent in Pennsylvania

Fueled by ubiquitous sport utility vehicles and distracted drivers, Pennsylvania saw a 41 percent increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities in the first six months of 2018 over a similar period the previous year, a new report has found.

Pennsylvania wasn’t alone.

The more than 6,200 pedestrians killed on U.S. roads in 2018 represents the highest death toll in nearly three decades. Ninety pedestrians were killed by motorists in Pennsylvania during the first six months of 2018 compared to 64 during the same period in 2017.