Our Arkansas car accident lawyers and personal injury attorneys have learned that deaths from auto-pedestrian crashes remained static during the first half of 2014, according to fresh data released by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association.
According to that organization’s preliminary 2014 pedestrian fatality research:
- An estimated 2,125 pedestrians were killed nationwide in the first half of 2014.
- That figure is essentially unchanged when compared with the 2,141 pedestrian fatalities during the same period in 2013.
- When taking into account projected 2014 pedestrian fatalities for all states, 24 states are expected to see fewer pedestrian fatalities, 21 states are expected to see more, and five states are expected to report numbers that are unchanged.
- In 2013, 43 percent of all pedestrian fatalities happened to be in just three states: California, Texas and Florida.
- Based on 2013 data, the vast majority of pedestrian fatalities occur at night, between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
This research also revealed that in Arkansas, pedestrian deaths for the first half of 2014 were largely unchanged. Pedestrian deaths accounted for about 9 percent of all fatalities during the survey months.
If you or a loved one was a pedestrian who was seriously injured through no fault of your own, the Little Rock, Arkansas-area car accident and personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Alan LeVar can help. You can reach an attorney through this website, or call our offices directly to book an accident or injury lawsuit consultation: (888) 220-7068.