Senior pedestrian deaths on the rise in Va.

Senior pedestrian deaths on the rise in Va.
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Senior pedestrian deaths are on the rise in Virginia.

According to the Virginia Department of Health, 16 pedestrians that were 70 or older were killed between Jan. 1 and Oct. 1 of 2019.

The health department is asking friends and family to talk about safe walking tips.

Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise in #VA and senior pedestrians are particularly affected. 16 pedestrians age 70+...

Posted by Virginia Department of Health on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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