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New Threat To Pedestrians In Montgomery County: Parking Lots

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Pedestrian deaths in Montgomery County are up by about 60 percent this year—and many of those deaths aren't happening on the road.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says that close to 30 percent of all pedestrian deaths in Montgomery County this year have happened in parking lots. In 2013, a total of 11 pedestrians have died in the county, three of which took place in parking lots. In 2012, six pedestrians died on county roads.

The organization says that nationwide about 20 percent of all vehicle crashes happen in supermarket or mall parking lots.

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