Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents are on the Rise While the Number of Car Accidents Has Steadily Decreased
UNITED STATES – According to an online news report at usa.streetsblog.org, fatal automobile accidents have decreased for the second year in a row across the United States. However, the amount of pedestrians and bicyclists who have been killed have increased again, which demonstrates that vehicles are becoming safer only for individuals inside of them.*
Per 2018 data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 36,560 individuals died in motor vehicle-related accidents back in 2018, which represents a 2.4% decrease from 2017. There was also a 0.9 percent decrease from the year prior in terms of the number of motor vehicle fatalities.
At the same time, pedestrian fatalities rose by 3.4% last year, increasing from 6,075 to 6,283. This represents an upward trend since 2009, where 4,109 pedestrians tragically died in motor vehicle accidents.
Bicyclists are also dying in higher amounts. Last year, 857 cyclists died across the nation, which represents an increase from 806 deaths that occurred the year prior. This represents a 6.3% increase.
The trends appears to be that automobiles continue to become safer for their occupants while they are less safe for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 35 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For You!
If you or a family member was injured in an accident caused by someone else's negligence, call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries for over 35 years.
No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or simply dial #WIN (#946) from your mobile phone. You can also visit us online at Montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat.
Source:https://usa.streetsblog.org/2019/10/22/report-drivers-keep-getting-safer-the-rest-of-us-get-slaughtered/ and https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812826