In 2021, 178 people were killed and more than 14,000 people injured in traffic crashes in St. Louis City and County.
For the fourth year in a row, the number of people walking killed in crashes increased in St. Louis City, and for the first time since data was tracked, St. Louis County saw the total number of traffic deaths exceed 100.
In both city and county, these crashes occurred at disproportionately higher rates in predominantly Black and minority communities.
This grim accounting and other key findings are part of Trailnet’s 2021 St. Louis City and County Crash Report. This report is a snapshot and analysis of traffic violence in the region and lays out recommendations for governments to better address these deaths.
The report builds off of the 2020 Crash Report, which focused on the City of St. Louis, by expanding to report on crashes in St. Louis County as well.
The report features suggested solutions to reduce deaths and injuries. These solutions include addressing high-crash corridors, reducing speeding through street design, improving safety near bus stops and adopting a comprehensive need-based approach to traffic safety.
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2021 Crash Report News Coverage
- Traffic deaths, injuries stayed stubbornly high in St. Louis in 2021 – STLPR
- Report shows dangerous roads for pedestrians in St. Louis City and County – FOX 2
- St. Louis Needs to Address Traffic Violence – NextSTL
- High schooler suffers critical injuries in hit and run crash – KMOV 4
- Legal Lens: Trailnet releases report on dangerous intersections – FOX 2
- In a City With Rampant Pedestrian and Cycling Crashes… – NextSTL
- St. Louis County sees highest number of people killed in traffic, pedestrian crashes in 20 years – KMOV 4
- St. Louis Needs To Do More Than Repave Its Dangerous Streets – STLPR
- How Can St. Louis Streets Become Safer For Drivers, Bikers and Pedestrians? – KMOV 4
- Reckless driving continues to plague St. Louis, as illegal drivers use Chippewa and other streets as speedways – KMOV 4
- St. Louis leaders demand change on intersection in front of Ted Drewes after hit-and-run death of high schooler – KSDK 5
- Deadly hit-and-run in St. Louis County on road notorious for crashes – FOX 2
- How can St. Louis streets become safer for drivers, bikers, pedestrians? – KMOV 4
- Moving Forward Series Part 1: Redesigning Our City
- Moving Forward Series Part 2: Personal Accountability
- Moving Forward Series Part 3: Driver’s Education