Record number of pedestrians hit by cars in Nashville this year - WSMV News 4

Record number of pedestrians hit by cars in Nashville this year

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

This year has been the deadliest for pedestrians in Nashville.

A record-high 19 pedestrians died this year after being hit by cars.

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office credits Nashville's rapid growth for the uptick in accidents.

One of the victims, 29-year-old Kayla Anderson, was hit while walking from a gas station in July.

The majority of the incidents happen on Gallatin Pike, Nolensville Pike, Murfreesboro Pike and Bell Road.

Walk/Bike Nashville is launching a new campaign in order to keep those numbers down. They say it's important because November and December are typically the deadliest months for pedestrians. Click here for more information about the campaign.

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