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Crash alert: Campaign to improve pedestrian safety in Davidson County after 26 fatalities

by Ponce Law | October 19th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A campaign is underway to keep the roads safe amid a recent increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities in Davidson County, according to WSMV.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration declared October “Pedestrian Safety Month” and is reminding motorists to avoid dangerous driving practices.

The National Road Safety Foundation says pedestrian fatalities in Tennessee increased about nine percent in 2019. In Davidson County, 26 pedestrians have been killed so far this year after 24 died in all of 2019.

The foundation is advising drivers to follow the speed limits and be prepared to stop, while also reminding pedestrians to stay alert and avoid distractions while walking.

Last month, a 38-year-old Nashville man was struck and killed on Dickerson Pike, which has been an especially dangerous area. The roadway was the scene of three pedestrian fatalities in September, according to WKRN.

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.