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Feb 27, 2015 6:18 PM

Study: Increase in pedestrian deaths in NH from 6 months in 2013 to same period in 2014


Deaths from cars hitting pedestrians have doubled in New Hampshire in the first six months of 2014 when compared to the same period in 2013.

A study from the Governors Highway Safety Association said between January and June 2013, four pedestrians died.

In that same time period in 2014, the number of deaths increased to eight.

In New England, New Hampshire saw the biggest increase in that period, followed by Maine with three more deaths.

Connecticut and Massachusetts dropped since last year - and Vermont stayed the same with two deaths each year.

Nationally there's been a decline in pedestrian deaths.

Fifty-nine fewer deaths were reported in the first six months of 2014 than the same period in 2013 - a drop of almost 3 percent.

Overall, 21 states saw more deaths in the first six months of 2014 compared to the first six months of 2013.

The study also found these deaths were more likely in urban settings and almost half of these deaths happened when it was dark out - between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

To read the complete study, click here.


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