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June 6, 2014 11:29 PM

Here and elsewhere, streets have become more hazardous for pedestrians

The number of pedestrian accidents is climbing across the Kansas City region, up 7 percent in 2012 from 2008. Nationwide, pedestrian accidents — injuries and fatalities combined — are up 10 percent. The statistics puzzle local transportation planners. The increases are occurring at the same time they are recording fewer deadly crashes involving drunk driving, distracted driving and aggressive driving.

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