Last summer, Nashville’s Office of Emergency Management upgraded the county’s tornado warning system. But they failed to warn residents on Thursday that a storm was near.
Pedestrian deaths set a record in Nashville in 2019 and then hit an even deadlier level last year with 39 lives lost. Now an analysis from advocacy group Walk Bike Nashville is identifying trends in the incidents.
Nashville is now in its deadliest year for pedestrians. Recent fatal strikes have pushed past what had been a record-setting death toll in 2019.
Midway through 2020, Nashville is again experiencing high pedestrian fatalities. The city is ahead of last year’s record-setting pace, when 32 people were fatally struck by vehicles. Fifteen people have died as of June 20, including three in a recent eight-day span, according to Metro police.
In a time of low traffic in neighborhoods, Nashville will experiment with 4 miles of streets that are temporarily only for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Rows of shoes — 32 pairs in all — were displayed in Nashville’s city hall on Saturday morning to honor the pedestrians who died in 2019. It was the city’s deadliest year on record for pedestrians.
Experts on child abuse prevention continue to find some persistent problems with how cases are investigated in Tennessee.
Listen / Researchers at Tennessee State University say they’ve found shortcomings in how pedestrian deaths are documented and reported through local news outlets.
Listen / Williamson County Schools is making new student drivers sit through a safety course with their parents. It’s a response to the six students killed in car accidents last year.