Fatal and Serious Injury Crashes in Thurston County Trending in ‘Wrong Direction’
Excerpt from The Chronicle (Centralia):
Fatal and serious injury collisions in Thurston County have not been reduced in recent years, despite state and local goals to eliminate such collisions in the next decade.
Over the past six years, the number of suspected serious injury collisions in the county have largely risen while fatal collisions have fluctuated, according to data from the Washington State Department of Transportation.
These trends run against the aim of Target Zero, a strategic highway safety plan developed by Washington state in 2019. The plan calls for ending fatal and serious injury collisions on roadways by 2030 with data-driven strategies and solutions.
Aiden Dixon, an associate planner at the Thurston Regional Planning Council, said this unfortunate trend is not unique to Thurston County or even Washington state. Still, he said TRPC — a regional council of governments that analyzes data to tackle challenges caused by the region’s growth — remains committed to Target Zero.
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