So far this year, there have been 44 fatal pedestrian accidents in San Antonio. At this time last year, there were 28 deaths.
In all of 2015, 46 pedestrians died in traffic-related accidents.
City officials introduced Vision Zero last year, which hopes to eliminate traffic deaths on city streets completely. Although deaths are up over last year, a spokeswoman for Transportation and Capital Improvements told KSAT that they have made progress.
Engineering studies and improvements to dangerous roadways and intersections are in the crosshairs for 2017, as the city has budgeted $1 million to tackle these issues.
San Antonio Police told KSAT that many of these fatalities occur at night and outside of designated crosswalks. Pedestrians should take caution when crossing streets, to use crosswalks, and cross where it is well lit.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).