Pedestrian ‘Fighting for Life’ After Hit by Vehicle in Tennessee


November 13, 2018

CORDOVA, TN. – November 6, 2018 - According to an online news report from fox13memphis.com, a pedestrian was critically injured when struck by a vehicle November 6, 2018 in Shelby County, Tennessee.*

The accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. on November 6 at Houston Levee and Macon Road in Cordova, Tennessee. Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and was transported to Regional One Hospital in critical condition. The pedestrian has not been identified, and he or she is reportedly “fighting for life.” 

The driver of the vehicle has also not been identified. It is not clear how the accident occurred. No additional information about the accident has been reported at this time. Authorities released a statement asking drivers to “please keep a safe lookout for emergency personnel if traveling in this area.” 

According to an article from NPR, pedestrian fatalities in the United States are a significant problem. In 2017, nearly 6,000 pedestrians died in traffic accidents in the U.S., a number that represents a 25-year high for the second year in a row. Pedestrian deaths increased by 27 percent from 2007 to 2016. Two possible explanations for the year-over-year increases are more vehicles on the road due to lower gas prices and high instances of distracted driving. 

And while the Governor’s Highway Safety Association says increases in pedestrian fatalities appear to be slowing, too many people are dying in these types of accidents every year. Pedestrian fatalities rose in 2017 in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Five states — California, Florida, Texas, New York, and Arizona — carried 30 percent of the U.S. population in 2017 but made up 43 percent of the pedestrian deaths that year. 

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Sources:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/28/589453431/pedestrian-fatalities-remain-at-25-year-high-for-second-year-in-a-row
https://www.fox13memphis.com/top-stories/person-airlifted-after-being-hit-by-a-car-in-shelby-county/867910560

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