Number of Pedestrians Killed by Drivers Remains Vexingly High


The number of U.S. pedestrians killed in motor-vehicle crashes last year was notably higher than prepandemic levels, according to a new report from a nonprofit safety group. An estimated 7,318 pedestrians were killed in crashes in 2023, 14% more than the 6,412 killed in 2019, the Governors Highway Safety Association said. Fatalities dropped more than 5% between 2022 and 2023, however, giving the group hope that a problem that has vexed local and federal officials for decades is improving.

Wall Street Journal

Story by Victoria Albert
June 26, 2024

Bicyclists and Pedestrians