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Recent statistics show a rise in Virginia pedestrian fatalities

On Behalf of | Nov 14, 2022 | Pedestrian Accidents

If you are among the many who choose walking as your primary mode of transport, you have a vested interest in Central Virginia pedestrian safety. A 2022 report revealed a 34% increase in state pedestrian accident fatalities over those that occurred in 2021.

Staying abreast of the accident trends in your region helps you understand your risks and take steps to enhance your safety. The following information shows which local areas saw the most pedestrian accidents in 2022.

Roanoke County

In October of 2022, a 66-year-old woman died after being struck by a minivan in a Roanoke parking lot. The cause of her death was ruled as blunt-force trauma in the chest and head. This fatal crash is one of the most recent accidents plaguing the region.

Preliminary data reveals that Roanoke County saw ten pedestrian accidents in 2022, the fourth-highest number in the state. Two of these crash victims died, and the other eight sustained injuries.

Other regions

Montgomery County saw the most pedestrian accidents at a total of 18. One victim died, and 17 were injured. Lynchburg and Danville share the second top spot, with both areas seeing 12 pedestrian accidents. No loss of life occurred in the Lynchburg incidents, but two Danville victims perished.

These figures might not seem that bad, but when broken down, they suggest that at least one pedestrian each month is likely to die in an accident. Many others could suffer life-changing harm like traumatic brain injury and spinal cord damage.

You will need significant financial resources to address severe pedestrian accident injuries. When filing your claim, legal guidance and knowledge of state accident compensation laws ensure you get the settlement you deserve.