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A new study has found that 10 American cities are the deadliest places for pedestrians in the nation.
The National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC), a branch of the neighborhood advocacy group Smart Growth America, released a study in May which compared total pedestrian deaths, annual pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents, and percentage of pedestrian commuters to come up with the most dangerous metro areas to walk in America.
So which cities are the deadliest for pedestrians?
- Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida
- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
- Jacksonville, Florida
- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
- Memphis, Tennessee-Arkansas-Mississippi
- Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
- Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona
- Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, North Carolina-South Carolina
Strangely, most of these cities are in the South.
In addition to looking at all metro areas, the NCSC study also looked at large metro areas and pedestrian deaths, and found these five big cities to be the worst for walkers:
The Miami-Fort Lauderdale area made both lists, giving Floridian walkers some room for worry.
If you happen to live in one of these metro areas, you aren't without options. Remember to:
If you've been involved in a pedestrian accident, regardless of what city you're in, contact a personal injury attorney if want to discuss compensation for any injuries or other losses.
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