Traffic deaths ticked up in Pennsylvania in 2018 pedestrian accidents senior citizen drivers are two reasons why

After reaching a generational low in 2017, traffic deaths across Pennsylvania ticked up last year, led by big increases in struck pedestrians and deaths in crashes involving drivers age 65 and over.

The statewide death toll totaled 1,190 in 2018.

While a 4.7 percent jump from the 1,137 deaths recorded in 2017, it’s still the third-lowest total in the last 20 years.

Danger signs.

The rise in the overall count was fueled by a jump of 34 percent in pedestrian fatalities, from 150 to 201; while fatalities in crashes involving the 65-to-74-year-old cohort exploded from 124 to 188.

Read more at Penn Live

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