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Low-Income People of Color Bear Brunt of Rising Pedestrian Deaths

Nationwide, the number of pedestrians killed by drivers from 2010 to 2019 rose 45% to 6,237 a year, the equivalent of at least 17 fatalities a day, according to Smart Growth America, a nonprofit coalition of advocacy groups based in Washington, D.C. Of the 53,435 fatalities that occurred during the decade-long period, Black pedestrians were killed at a rate 82% higher than non-Hispanic whites, according to the group’s March “Dangerous by Design 2021” report. The fatality rate in the nation’s lowest-income neighborhoods was nearly twice that of middle-income census tracts and nearly three times that of higher-income areas, the survey found.

Read Article: The Dallas Morning News

From the Texas Trial Lawyers Association news release.


Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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