Why Do UPS Driver Keep Hitting Pedestrians?

UPS truck hits pedestrianThere have been an unusually high number of pedestrians struck by UPS trucks in recent years.  In most cases, the victims were in marked crosswalks.  From Washington State to Virginia there have been multiple, deadly incidents involving UPS trucks striking pedestrians.  

Accouring to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there are over 5 million accidents every year involving commerical vehicles resulting in over 30,000 fatalities and 1.5 injuries each year. 

The following is a listing of just a few of the accidents involving UPS delivery trucks and pedestrians in the past few years.  Wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits have been filed against United Parcel Service in most of these cases. 

UPS Driver Taken Off Road After Truck Hits Woman In Evanston
Date: December 22, 2014
Location: Evanson, IL (near Chicago)
Victim: 30 year old woman
Injuries: Serious, life-threatening injuries
Source: Chicago Tribune & Evanston Now

Man Struck And Killed By UPS Truck
Date: November 20, 2014
Location: Tamworth, NH
Victim: Kyle Matthews (age 22)
Injuries: Fatal/Death
Source: WMUR

Man Killed After Being Stuck By UPS Truck
Date: February 24, 2014
Location: Roanoke, VA
Injuries: Fatal/Death
Victim: Lyle Scott Eyler, Age 44
Source: Roanoke Times

Hit-And-Run Pedestrian Accident Involving Ups Delivery Truck
Date: November 18, 2013
Location: Tukwila, WA (Near Seattle)
Injuries: Broken bones.
Victim: Brittany Jackson
Source: KOMO TV

2 Pedestrians Hit In Crosswalk By Ups Truck
Date: October 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Victims:  Two women
Injuries: Serious
Source: Phoenix Sun

Woman Dies After Being Hit By UPS Truck
Date: November 8, 2011
Location: Las Vegas
Victim: 69 year old woman
Injuries: Fatal/Death
Source: Las Vegas Sun

Senior Citizen Hit by UPS Truck
Date: July 9, 2010
Location: Waipahu, Hawaii
Victim: 64 year old woman
Injuries: Critical injuries
Source: Khon2

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