Tennessee Cities Deadly for Pedestrians
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (TNS/WMOT) -- Two Tennessee cities appear on a list of the nation’s deadliest large cities for pedestrians.
The Memphis metro area is listed as the fifth most dangerous and Nashville as the 15th in the report from the National Complete Streets Coalition. Director Roger Millar says many of the pedestrian deaths and injuries are happening at intersections that are "dangerous by design."
"They've been engineered and operated for speeding traffic with little or no provision for the safety of people walking or biking or using public transit."
Overall, Tennessee ranked as the 11th most dangerous state for pedestrians, with 800 deaths in the decade from 2003 to 2012.