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Are Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise in Nashville?

In 2018, Tennessee saw its greatest increase in pedestrian fatalities in years. Pedestrians have been injured and killed in Nashville for years, and the problem only seems to be getting worse. According to the Nashville Pedestrian Death Registry, the city has “not built pedestrian infrastructure with any consistency or quality.” What Is Causing the Increase in Pedestrian Deaths in Nashville? According to WSMV News 4 in Nashville, 1,636 pedestrians were injured, and 78 pedestrians were killed in Nashville crashes from 2014 to 2018. In 2018, 23 pedestrian deaths were recorded. Police, however, have found that out of the 23 pedestrian deaths last year, only five of the cases were the driver’s fault. This shows that a huge cause of Nashville pedestrian fatalities is crossing outside of a crosswalk, or jaywalking. There are a few other possible causes for this dramatic increase in pedestrian accidents in the city. Some include: E-scooters….
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