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WASHINGTON — Walking is becoming an increasingly dangerous activity, as the number of pedestrians killed in crashes in the Washington area continues to rise.

Data provided to WTOP by 10 of the top local police agencies show that 60 pedestrians died in 2015 after being struck by a vehicle.

In 2014, 53 people were killed. In 2013, 45 deaths were reported.

In other words, more than one pedestrian now dies every week somewhere near the nation’s capital.



source:  WTOP.com

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