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Crash alert: Record number of pedestrian deaths in Nashville in 2020

by Ponce Law | September 22nd, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Statistics indicate a grim milestone for Nashville and the rest of Tennessee, with a record number of pedestrian deaths reported in 2020.

According to a report by WSMV, 102 pedestrians have been killed statewide as of last week and 25 have died while walking in Nashville. The most recent case involved a 60-year-old man who was struck while trying to cross Dickerson Pike. Those numbers represent the most pedestrian deaths in Nashville for this time of the year, and the most in Tennessee overall, even with three months left in the year.

The executive director of Walk Bike Nashville told WSMV the increase in fatalities can be attributed to poor lighting on streets, a lack of crosswalks and speeding motorists.

She called for improved lighting at crosswalks, and said the city’s public works department should implement a formal pedestrian safety program.

If you’ve been injured by a motorist who violated the laws that keep pedestrians safe, you have legal rights to compensation. At Ponce Law, we’re here to help you get the money you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, so that you can focus on getting better. Our experienced Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys will take the time to get to know your needs, as well as work hard to achieve them. We’re here 24/7 to take your call. You can reach us at (844) 204-6765 or online.