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Causes of Florida Pedestrian Accidents

June 14, 2016

Causes of Florida Pedestrian Accidents

The state of Florida has excellent weather for pedestrians. It is rarely cold enough to require heavy clothing and even rain generally lasts only a short time. But pedestrians must share The Sunshine State’s streets with its nearly 21 million registered motor vehicles—a task which is not always easy In fact, Florida ranks second in…

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September 3, 2015

Pedestrian Killed in Jacksonville Car Accident

A 58-year-old man was killed in a Jacksonville car accident when an unlicensed driver struck him as he crossed the street. According to a News 4 Jax report, the fatal pedestrian accident happened on Atlantic Boulevard. The victim died at the scene. The 24-year-old driver had marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the truck and previously…

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January 12, 2015

Jacksonville is Dangerous for Pedestrians

It is important to review car accident statistics to determine if certain areas are more dangerous than others. When a particular city, street or intersection has a high number of accidents, steps should be taken to make the area safer for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. According to a data mined by Smart Growth America, Jacksonville…

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September 15, 2014

Waving for Safety in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The city of Fort Lauderdale is trying an experiment when it comes to augmenting the safety of pedestrians who attempt to cross Los Olas Boulevard in its entertainment district. The city is providing neon flags that pedestrians can wave while crossing in the crosswalk. The idea, says a spokeswoman for the city, is to make…

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December 26, 2012

Father Grieves Son Killed in Ocala Hit-and-Run Accident Thanksgiving Morning

It was with bittersweet emotions that the father of a 23-year-old man accepted the diploma from Florida State University on his behalf. The young man was not there to receive the diploma himself because he had been struck and killed on Thanksgiving morning as he walked in a crosswalk on Southwest 10th Street in Ocala….

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February 17, 2012

Rash of Pedestrian Deaths in Southwest Florida Raise Concerns

Four. That has been the number of pedestrian fatalities in Lee County, Florida in the month of February so far. The latest, a man who was struck and killed early in the morning on Golden Estates Road in Collier, marks the second pedestrian death in Collier this year. On the heels of this and other…

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January 23, 2012

Young Teen’s Fatal Collision with Lakeland School Bus

10News in Tampa reports that a 14-year-old Lakeland High School student was killed Tuesday afternoon, January 17, after she was hit by a school bus as she crossed the street after school was let out. A substitute driver was behind the wheel of the bus, which had 28 students from Southwest Elementary School. The young…

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January 6, 2012

Tow Truck Driver Struck, Killed by Car on I-95

You see this situation all the time: a tow truck arrives on the scene of a stranded car along the interstate. This time, the tow truck driver was hit and killed by a passing car on Interstate 95. The Palm Beach Post reports the accident happened Monday, January 2, as the 46-year-old employee of Emerald…

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