Campaign hopes to make Indy more pedestrian friendly

(WISH Photo)
(WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A safety education campaign geared toward making Indianapolis more pedestrian friendly launched Tuesday.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, nearly 1,500 pedestrians were hit by cars in Indy from 2013 to 2016. Nearly 1,400 of those people were hurt, which amounts to one or two people a day, and 87 of those died of their injuries.

To help change that, representatives from Health By Design, the city of Indianapolis and the Marion County Health Department are launching a campaign called Tired Faces.

The campaign features images of people with tire tracks on their faces.