U.S. pedestrian deaths hit a 28-year high in 2018, according to new estimates that suggest the nation’s SUV boom is becoming increasingly deadly. The Governors Highway Safety Association estimated that pedestrian deaths across the nation rose 4 percent to 6,227 last year. The GHSA reported that the number of pedestrian deaths involving SUVs increased by 50 percent from 2013 through 2017, while the number of pedestrian deaths caused by passenger cars increased by 30 percent over that same period. That reflects booming sales of SUVs and the fact that pedestrians are much less likely to survive the impact of an SUV.
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From the Texas Trial Lawyers Association news release.