Fisher Injury Lawyers has regularly reported on pedestrian crashes in and around the Baton Rouge area and the overall lack of safety for pedestrians in the state of Louisiana. While pedestrian safety is clearly a problem in Baton Rouge, it has also been on the rise throughout the country. The Governors Highway Safety Association has issued a report projecting that 2018 will be the deadliest year for pedestrians in the United States since the 1990s.
The Governors Highway Safety Association is a nonprofit organization representing highway safety offices across the country. It gathered statistics on pedestrian fatalities during the first six months of 2018 from all 50 states and the District of Columbia to formulate the projection. The association estimates that 6,227 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2018, a continuation of an upward trend since 2009.