Low-income people of color bear brunt of rising pedestrian deaths | Analysis
Nationwide, the number of pedestrians killed by drivers from 2010 to 2019 increased by 45 percent to 6,237 a year, the equivalent of at least 17 people dying per day.
Infrastructure overhaul should focus more on safety, advocates say
Even though the pandemic kept people off the roads in 2020, traffic fatalities rose by nearly 5 percent. And the number of pedestrians killed by drivers increased by about 44 percent between 2010 and 2019.