Last year, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association, more than 7,500 pedestrians were killed while walking on U.S. roadways. Between 2010 and 2021, in fact, pedestrian deaths rose 77 percent, to 7,624 from an annual total of 4,302. This increase has taken us to a 40-year high for pedestrian fatalities.
Story by Jamelle Bouie
October 21, 2023