The number of people killed while driving or riding in SUVs rose 3 percent in 2017. It’s even more deadly to be outside of one. The number of pedestrians killed in crashes involving SUVs has skyrocketed by 81 percent in the last decade according to the latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s report.
The way SUVs are designed with larger bodies and higher carriage mean pedestrians are more likely to suffer deadly blows to the torso. And higher clearance means victims are more likely to get trapped underneath a speeding SUV instead of pushed onto the hood or off to the side.
Read the article at The Verge.