Lubbock roads and streets produced more fatalities this year than last. This week the city compiled and released statistics comparing January through the end of October for 2007 and the same period for 2008.
Fatal collisions went from 14 to 22. That's a 57 percent increase. Pedestrian deaths are up 25 percent. And fatal crashes involving motorcycles more than doubled. There is a bright side though; the number of total collisions in the same period are down one percent.
Car vs Pedestrian Deaths*
Motorcycle Crash Deaths*
* Compares January through October for each year
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