Report Shows Georgia in Top Five States for Fatal Pedestrian Collisions
UNITED STATES – A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, published at ghsa.org, shows that Georgia was in the top five states for fatal pedestrian collisions during the first part of 2018. Georgia was in the No. 4 spot on the list for pedestrian fatalities, though a large number separated it from the next-highest state.
The Governors Highway Safety Association report states that 6,227 pedestrians were killed in road collisions around the country in 2018, which approaches the highest number of pedestrian deaths since 1990.
Five U.S. states made up close to half (46 percent) of the nation’s total amount of pedestrian fatalities in 2018. This included Georgia, Florida, California, Texas, and Arizona. The states’ pedestrian deaths from January to June in 2018 were recorded in the report as follows:
- California – 432 pedestrian fatalities from January-June 2018
- Florida – 330 pedestrian fatalities from January-June 2018
- Texas – 298 pedestrian fatalities from January-June 2018
- Georgia – 133 pedestrian fatalities from January-June 2018
- Arizona – 125 pedestrian fatalities from January-June 2018
One of the fatal pedestrian accidents counted in Arizona’s total for the first half of the year was the March 2018 collision in Tempe, Arizona, in which an autonomous Uber vehicle struck and killed a 49-year-old woman who was walking a bicycle across a roadway.
New Hampshire had the lowest number of pedestrian deaths, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association report, with only one fatal crash between January and June in 2018. The next-lowest state was Vermont with two pedestrian fatalities, followed by North Dakota and Maine, which had three pedestrian deaths each.
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