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Category Archives: Pedestrian Accidents

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Orlando Pedestrian Accidents: Top 4 Myths Debunked

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Pedestrian accidents happen more often than people think. The CDC estimates that in 2017 alone, more than 5,900 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in the United States. This means that one pedestrian died after every 88 minutes in that year. Additionally, approximately 137,000 pedestrians are believed to have sustained injuries in traffic crashes in… Read More »

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The Potential Consequences That Speeding Drivers Can Create for Pedestrians

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Having a lead foot. Speed freak. There are many names for people who love the adrenaline rush that comes with pushing the driving speed limits stipulated by law. We have all seen these people, sometimes racing each other, and sometimes flying by us as we try to ensure that we are driving or walking… Read More »

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Pedestrian Traffic Injuries and Fatalities

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Walking is a basic form of transportation. But unfortunately, walking — even on the sidewalk — isn’t always safe, especially in Florida. Nationally, pedestrian traffic fatalities increased by 11 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. The GHSA report also found that pedestrian deaths increased by 25 percent between… Read More »

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What To Do If You Were Hit by a Motorist While Crossing the Street

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Getting hit by a motorist while crossing the street can be a debilitating, life-altering experience. There is the shock you experience from getting hit and the likely pain associated with your bodily injuries. The next thing that probably comes to your mind is how to get to safety and make sure you are alright…. Read More »

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Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities Caused by Vehicles Backing Up

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Motorists are not the only people at risk of injuries in car accidents; pedestrians should also be wary of reckless and negligent drivers, especially when a nearby vehicle is backing up. Sometimes drivers back up without looking or don’t notice someone in their blind spot. In June 2017, a 2-year-old boy died when his… Read More »

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Child Pedestrians at Risk in Florida

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The 2017-2018 school year is underway, which means that motorists need to stay alert and drive more slowly through school zones — especially here in Florida, which ranks second in the country for child-pedestrian fatalities. In fact, almost one-third of child pedestrian fatalities occur between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., which is when many… Read More »

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Pedestrian Safety Laws in Florida

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Walking and running are popular modes of transportation, especially during the spring and summer months when the weather is warmer. But pedestrians have to share the streets with motorists and cyclists, which means risking injury from negligent drivers. Many of Florida’s municipalities have taken steps to reduce the risks for pedestrians. The City of… Read More »

Pittsburgh Mother Visiting Port Charlotte Killed While Pushing Infant In Stroller

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A 35-year-old woman from Pittsburgh was recently killed in a tragic accident while pushing her infant son in a stroller along Appleton Boulevard in Port Charlotte. The accident took place shortly after 7 am when the victim and her child were struck from behind near an intersection near Bay State Drive, sending the two… Read More »

Five Pedestrians Hurt In Fort Lauderdale Car Crash

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Five pedestrians in Fort Lauderdale were recently hurt after a car drove onto the sidewalk and ran through a group of people. The accident took place around 3 am near the 200 block of Southwest Second Street in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Witnesses report the driver went onto the sidewalk at a high rate of… Read More »

Fort Lauderdale Hopes To Enact New Safety Measures

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The city of Fort Lauderdale is home to many attractions including scenic beaches, boating canals, art galleries, and many other sites. Unfortunately, Fort Lauderdale is also ranks second in fatal pedestrian accidents per capita in the U.S. As a result, Fort Lauderdale hopes to enact new safety measures to curb pedestrian and auto fatalities…. Read More »

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