BENEFITING: FAMILIES AGAINST HIT AND RUNS INC
Hit-and-run crashes are increasing in many major cities, and hit-and-run fatalities are rising nationally. According to an article posted in November 2013 in USA Today , hit and run crashes – and fatalities – are on the increase in this country. The story cites data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which shows that fatal hit-and-run crashes is trending upward, from 1,274 in 2009, to 1,393 in 2010, to 1,449 in 2011, the most recent year statistic were released. Underscoring the problem, the sharp 13.7% increase in hit and runs comes at a time when traffic accidents overall are on the decrease – from 33,883 in 2009 to 32,367 in 2011. Even more alarming, one in five pedestrians killed on America's roadways is the victim of a hit-and-run crash. That means that people are not only perpetrating more hit and run accidents, but they are fleeing the scene of an accident in which someone dies, as well. The problem is bigger than most people are aware of. Together we can and will make a difference We need your support. Your donation will go to work instantly to help save lives and serve people Nationwide through victim services and awareness programs—programs that would not be possible without your support.