Pedestrian Accidents

Just like many cities and towns in Texas, Lubbock is not as pedestrian-friendly as it could be.

Texans love their cars and trucks and tend to drive everywhere instead of walk, often due to our state’s high heat index.

Even with recent improvements both in Lubbock and around the state, our roads and highways are just not designed for foot traffic, so many drivers don’t even think to look for pedestrians on or near the roadways. In 2019 alone, 5,975 traffic crashes involving pedestrians occurred in Texas, which led to 669 deaths and 1,317 serious injuries. At least one national study found Texas to be in the top ten most dangerous states in the country for pedestrian accidents.

Pedestrians struck by cars, motorcycles, vans, buses, and trucks face a seriously high risk of severe injury and death because the weight and speed of a motor vehicle combine to produce a deadly force of impact on a person without any protection.