One of St. Louis' most-dangerous areas for pedestrians was in south city

Some of the highest clusters of pedestrians struck over a five-year period were occurring in south St. Louis

June 28, 2019 - 8:51 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -  A new report says, over a five year period in the City of St. Louis motor vehicles struck and killed 64 pedestrians, and injured more than 1,000 others.

Alderwoman Cara Spencer is sponsoring a resolution to honor the victims, and calling on the city to produce an annual audit of the problem. 

"We do know that we have a lot of speeding cars throughout our neighborhood streets, but we also have some problematic areas where you see time and time again pedestrian injuries and unfortunately fatalities," says Spencer

Spencer says some of the highest clusters of pedestrians struck are occurring in south St. Louis near Grand Blvd. and Gravois Ave. On the north side, she says, many of the victims are hit on stretches of Natural Bridge Rd. and Martin Luther King Blvd. 

The study, based on data from 2013 through 2017, found some, but not a lot, of pedestrians are struck downtown and in the Central West End. 

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