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PLR 18-065 - Pedestrian Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A Lieutenant Colonel assigned to the Office of the Judge Advocate General, Arlington, Virginia, died in a pedestrian mishap 30 April 2018 in Arlington. The Soldier was reportedly struck by a vehicle and died at a local hospital.

  • Pedestrians were one of the few groups of road users to experience an increase in fatalities in the U.S. in 2015, totaling 5,376 deaths.

  • On average, a pedestrian is killed nearly every 1.5 hours in traffic crashes.

  • Twenty-six percent of pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. occur from 6 to 8:59 p.m.

  • Washington, D.C. has the third highest number of pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. Only Puerto Rico and New York have higher numbers.

  • In 2016, more than two-thirds (70 percent) of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes were male.

  • 30 May 2018
  • Author: Army Safety
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