Category Archives: Pedestrian Accidents

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Are Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in Tennessee?

Nashville has seen an unusually high rate of pedestrian accidents so far this year. A record-setting 19 pedestrians have been killed in the city so far, with two months remaining. What is causing this increase in accidents and what can we do to combat it? Nashville’s growing populace and popularity are leading to an increase in traffic on both streets and sidewalks. This means there is a higher chance of car-versus-pedestrian accidents, which are often catastrophic or fatal. And as winter approaches, the days will get shorter and the sun will hang lower in the sky. This often correlates with higher rates of accidents. To fight this increasing rate of accidents, Walk Bike Nashville and the Tennessee Highway Safety Office are teaming up to raise pedestrian awareness. How You Can Help Prevent Pedestrian Accidents According to Walk Bike, behaviors like wearing dark clothing, walking at night or walking drunk have…
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Is a Lack of Crossing Guards Endangering Students?

Is a lack of crossing guards making your children more likely to suffer injury in pedestrian accidents? Some East Nashville parents are speaking out about busy intersections their children have to cross to get to school. One parent spoke specifically about Gallatin Avenue in front of East Nashville Magnet, where there is no crossing guard. The Tennessee Department of Transportation reports that on average, almost 22,000 cars drive through that corridor every day. Without a crossing guard, parents say, their children are exposed to drivers speeding, texting while driving and other dangerous behaviors. According to Metro police, 94 crossing guards cover 200 school zones in Nashville throughout the year. Do Crossing Guards Make Pedestrian Crossings Safer? Child pedestrians account for 22 percent of child road traffic fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A large proportion of their exposure to vehicles is during their walk to school….
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Another Death at Dangerous Intersection Prompts Cries for Change

Pedestrian accidents are a big problem in certain parts of Nashville. The dangerous intersection of Nolensville Pike and Welshwood Drive in south Nashville is one such place where accidents are common. In July, 66-year-old Kris Hansen was struck and killed while trying to catch a bus. Now, local groups are calling for action. According to Walk Bike Nashville, Hansen’s death is the seventh of its kind at that intersection since 2010. The group desires immediate action by the city and Department of Transportation to make this intersection safer for pedestrians. They have started a campaign to improve pedestrian conditions on Nolensville Pike from Paragon Mills to Harding Place with a Community Walk Audit. Pedestrian Accidents in Nashville: Is This City Safer than Most? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,376 pedestrians died in accidents in 2016. That number is up from 2014, when 4,884 lost their lives….
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