WA Ranked 20th in Highest Pedestrian Fatalities

It is summer time, the gas prices are up, the sun is out, and people are being more “green” than ever. This ultimately means more pedestrians out walking on our roadways. So, what does this mean for Washington?

In 2009, there were 1,786 pedestrian accidents in Washington State. Pedestrian accidents rank very high in comparison to other accidents. There were 61 wrongful deaths in Washington in 2009.

A study was done in 2010, showing that Washington was ranked 20th in the highest amount of pedestrian fatalities in the nation.

There are many things that pedestrians can do to prevent accidents. Perhaps, there are also bigger things that Washington State can be doing as well. What should be done to make Washington a safer place for pedestrians to avoid wrongful death?

Click here to read the full article on pedestrian safety in Washington State.

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