The United States has become a dangerous place to be a pedestrian. In 2022, more than 20 pedestrians were killed each day, the highest number in 40 years, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. Between 2010 and 2021, pedestrian deaths increased 77%. In Richmond, there have been 88 pedestrian-involved traffic crashes since the beginning of the year, resulting in 86 pedestrian injuries and four deaths.
Story by Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza
September 18, 2023