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Pedestrian Deaths Double This Year on Oahu Despite Safety Measures

The number of pedestrians killed on Oahu has doubled this year despite enforcement of laws aimed curbing risky walking behaviors. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports 26 pedestrians have been killed so far this year, increasing from the 13 pedestrian deaths recorded …

Transit Authority in Washington Settles Bus Fatality for $7.7M

King County Metro Transit in Washington has apologized and made a multimillion-dollar payment to the family of an Amazon employee who was killed last year by a turning bus. The Seattle Times reports 43-year-old John Ahn had finished dinner with …

13% Percent Increase in Fatal Crashes on Oregon Roads

The number of people killed in fatal crashes in Oregon has gone up by 13 percent from last year. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the total number of deaths on city streets, freeways and county highways was driven up this summer …

Big Increase in Pedestrian Fatalities in Hawaii

The state Department of Transportation says pedestrian fatalities have increased by 525 percent from the same time last year. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported 25 pedestrians have died as of Sept. 13 this year compared with four deaths last year in …

Marijuana Use Suspected in Fatal Colorado Crash

The Colorado State Patrol says a woman killed in a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 70 is suspected of being under the influence of marijuana at the time. KMGH-TV reported that the crash occurred Monday afternoon near Genesee, west of Denver, …

Data Shows Arizona Traffic Fatalities Continue to Rise

The Arizona Department of Transportation says 1,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes last year. A new statewide report released this week shows 2017 marked the third straight year of increases for traffic fatalities. The total was up from …

Utah Bikers Looking for Response to Rising Deadly Traffic Crashes

Utah bikers vented their frustrations about the state of driving safety in response to an unprecedented number of deadly motorcycle crashes. The Deseret News reports a group of about 30 motorcyclists met with law enforcement officials last week in Midvale …

Passenger Bus Crash in New Mexico Kills 3, Injures 24

A crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday killed three people and injured 24 others, some critically, authorities said. One of the people killed was in a car that struck …

25 Injured When Bus Overturns on California Freeway

Authorities say 25 people have been injured after a bus overturned on a Southern California freeway but most of the passengers had minor injuries. The Los Angeles Fire Department says the bus crashed shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday in Pico-Union, …

North Dakota Highway Fatalities at 8-Year Low Through 1st Half Of 2018

Highway fatalities in North Dakota during the first half of the year were the lowest in eight years. The state Transportation Department’s Safety Division says there were 39 motor vehicle fatalities in the state through June 30, down from 54 …