Deadliest year on record for pedestrians in Music City - WSMV News 4

Deadliest year on record for pedestrians in Music City

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This year has been the deadliest in Music City for pedestrians.

As of early November there have already been 19 people killed in Nashville alone. A local organization is working to change those numbers for the better.

This week, Walk Bike Nashville launched the “Look for Me” campaign, partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office.

Gallatin Road, which saw ten pedestrian fatalities from 2012-2016 is the most dangerous road for pedestrians in Nashville.

So far, there have been at least 280 people hit and injured across Davidson County this year.  The Tennessee Highway Safety Office credits Nashville’s exponential growth for the uptick in accidents.

The majority of these pedestrian accidents are happening on major roads. Some of which include Gallatin, Nolensville, Murfreesboro and Bell Roads.

There are also concerns that these numbers will continue to go up, now that it is getting darker earlier.

Nora Kern is the executive director of Walk Bike Nashville.

“The pedestrian fatalities are already at a crisis level for 2017, and unfortunately we know from the data that November and December are actually the most deadly months of the year,” said Kern. “Two months to go and we have 19 people killed, we're really very concerned.”

Click here for more information about the “Look for Me” campaign.

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