Mother of Daughters Killed In Truck Under-ride Crash Asks NHTSA Questions the Media Should be Asking
Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:
Marianne Karth asked NHTSA for information on Truck Underride Deaths.
NHTSA provided a revealing and disturbing set of data.
For twenty years about 4 people every average week an American motorist died of their injuries according to NHTSA’s FARS data. From 1994-2014 the total amounting to 5,081 deaths were recorded by NHTSA. See attached
Year after tragic year the number has remained almost constant at more than 200 deaths each year.
Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) have access to such data, so why don’t we see more stories? See DOT and NHTSA databases available at IRE at http://ire.org/nicar/database-library/
Let’s get the media focusing on our clear and present dangers here at home in the U.S.A. today.
Let’s get the media to produce change for the better with news we can use.