According to a report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian deaths were estimated to have jumped by about 10 percent between 2014 and 2015. There were several factors cited including more drivers on the road logging more miles thanks to a reduction in gas prices. Increased cellphone use was also cited as a reason for the jump in pedestrian deaths as many may have been distracted at the time of a crash. Pedestrians in Michigan and around the country are also at risk of being hit by city buses that have blind spots that may make them harder to see.
Reality television fans in Michigan and around the country may recall that 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star Kim Kardashian was involved in a seemingly minor automobile accident in March 2014. While both of the vehicles involved sustained minor damage, Kardashian and the man behind the wheel of the second car appeared to have escaped the crash unhurt. The pair were even seen hugging after exchanging details at the accident scene. The man says in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on March 1 that he was more seriously injured than it may have appeared at the time, and he is seeking an unspecified amount of damages from the 35-year-old star.