Missouri Pedestrian Accident Attorney – Pedestrians Killed By Cars at Highest Rates Since 1990

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Pedestrian deaths in the United States reached a 30 year high in 2018, as an estimated 6,227 people died on foot from car crashes nationwide last year. Pedestrian deaths account for about 16% of motor vehicle crash deaths. Many of the deaths are due to the growing shift away from passenger vehicles to sport utility vehicles and light trucks, which generally cause greater injury to pedestrians than cars at the same speed. The number of pedestrian deaths involving sport utility vehicles has grown by 50% from 2013 to 2017, compared with a 30% increase for passenger cars. Also, distractions caused by smart phones are a growing concern causing pedestrian deaths.

If you or a loved one has been struck by a motor vehicle and are in need of a Pedestrian – Car Accident Lawyer in the St. Louis area, please call me, David Hughes, at 314-241-4477 to discuss your potential case. The consultation is free and I do not charge a legal fee unless I recover on your behalf.

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