Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Studies show that people are more likely to die in fatal pedestrian accidents in Florida than anywhere else in the nation. According to Transportation for America’s Dangerous by Design study, four Florida metro areas topped the national list for the number of pedestrian fatalities: Orlando-Kissimmee, Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Jacksonville, and Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach. Residents and visitors are at a higher risk of being killed in pedestrian accidents in Florida than any other state.
Facts and Statistics About Pedestrian Accidents
- Florida has six percent of the population in the U.S. but 11 percent of all U.S. fatal pedestrian accidents were in Florida.
- Between 2000 and 2009 Florida had 5,163 pedestrian fatalities.
- Pedestrian deaths increased between 2009 and 2010 by 3.5% from 482 to 499.
- Pedestrian injury is the third leading cause of death by unintentional injury for children 15 and younger, according to CDC mortality data—between 25 and 30 percent of all traffic deaths.
- Older adults are 96 percent more likely to be killed while walking than those under 65 years of age. Older pedestrians represent nearly 22 percent of total pedestrian fatalities but less than 13 percent of the nation’s population.
Causes of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
Some of the common causes of pedestrian fatalities are careless driver behaviors. Here a few examples of driver behaviors that are often responsible for pedestrian deaths:
- Distracted drivers
- Speeding drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Hit and run drivers
- Drivers running red lights and stop signs
- Drivers failing to yield to pedestrians
- Drivers leaving the roadway
What Should I Do When a Member of My Family has Died in a Pedestrian Accident in Florida?
If someone you love died in a fatal pedestrian accident in Florida as a result of someone else’s careless driving, you may have questions about how to hold that person responsible for your loss. As a pedestrian accident lawyer in Clearwater, Florida, Jim Dodson has written a consumer guide, Florida Pedestrian Accident Guide, that will answer many of your questions. Get your copy at no charge today.
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