Springs pedestrian fatalities double from last year

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KRISTIN NADOR
  • Kristin Nador
Have you noticed that a lot more pedestrians than usual have gotten run down by drivers this year?

Well, a Colorado Springs Police Department analysis, released Tuesday, shows that's just not the case.

In truth, there have been 73 "auto/pedestrian" accidents so far this year, from January 1 to June 15, which is just one more than for the same period last year.

But there is one difference that's worth noting. Through June 15 of last year, three people died in auto/pedestrian crashes. This year, that number doubled to six.

A couple more observations provided by the CSPD:
• There were a total of 4,703 accidents for this time in 2016 and a total of 4,746 accidents for this time in 2017 (0.9% increase).

• There were no repeat auto/ped accident locations in 2016. In 2017 there were two repeat locations for auto/ped accidents. These addresses were: North Academy Boulevard and North Carefree Circle (3 accidents) and East Pikes Peak Avenue and North Nevada Avenue (2 accidents).
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