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Bakersfield ranks in top 10 for deadly pedestrian crashes

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 18:56:55-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A nation-wide study has been conducted about deadly crashes involving pedestrians and Bakersfield has ranked in the top 10 for the most dangerous cities.

According to Dangerous by Design, Bakersfield ranked 7th in the country for pedestrian deaths per capita. Data shows between 2008 and 2017 Bakersfield had 247 crashes where a pedestrian was killed.

Bakersfield was also the only city in California listed in the top 20.

The deadliest state for pedestrians appears to be Florida, with nine cities listed for deadly crashes in the top 20 list.