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February 8, 2012

Data released by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles indicates that 2011 was an especially deadly year for motorists and pedestrians in Flagler County, with at least 24 people losing their lives in accidents on county roadways. The grim number was up slightly from the 23 people killed in 2010 and up sharply from the 16 people killed in accidents in 2009. At least four of those killed in Flagler County accidents were pedestrians, a bleak reminder of Florida’s unenviable reputation as the most dangerous state in the country for pedestrian accidents. Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham is concerned about the recent rise in fatal accidents in the area and is particularly concerned that area drivers are not exercising enough care to avoid pedestrian accidents.

While the number pales next to the Orlando-Kissimmee area’s reputation as the most dangerous metropolitan area in the country for pedestrians, the four fatal pedestrian accidents in Flagler County occurred in spite of recent measures taken by area residents to increase awareness about pedestrian safety. The four fatal pedestrian accidents claimed the lives of the following people:

  • A 45-year-old man who had walked nearly 8,000 miles across the world raising awareness about Tibet was struck and killed on February 14 on State Road A1A in the Hammock. The man was struck while walking along the road early that evening on the first day of his Florida Walk for Peace campaign.
  • A 54-year-old man was struck and killed while walking his bicycle in the bike lane in Bunnell. Police say the hit-and-run accident victim may have been struck and killed by something protruding from a passing truck.
  • A 76-year-old woman was struck and killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident while walking her dog along Columbia Lane in Palm Coast. The woman who fled the scene contacted police 12 hours after the accident and claimed responsibility. The case is still under investigation.
  • A 54-year-old Palm Coast woman was struck and killed while jogging on Sesame Boulevard. The man who struck her had been distracted by children in the back seat of his car.

James O. Cunningham has successfully represented countless people struck and injured in pedestrian accidents since he began practicing law in 1977, and he helps the families of those fatally injured in Florida auto accidents. If a negligent driver has injured you or a close family member and you would like to speak with an aggressive Florida auto accident attorney with a reputation for getting results for his clients, call Mr. Cunningham today at 888-425-2004 to schedule a consultation.

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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Lakeland, FL 33803
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Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Tampa, FL 33606
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Mt. Dora, FL
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Cocoa, FL 32922
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