Every day that children walk to and from school, crossing guards stand at intersections to ensure that drivers are aware when pedestrians are present and to safely ferry the kids across the street. These crossing guards wear reflective gear and hold stop signs, making them fairly easy to see. All of this makes it surprising that an incident took place shortly after 8:00 in the morning on Thursday, October 8th, involving a car striking a crossing guard within the city of St. Cloud. Read the rest »
An ongoing investigation into a fatal pedestrian accident within the city of Daytona Beach has found that an elderly pedestrian who was attempting to cross the roadway was not within a crosswalk at the time of the crash. This information, while important, does not necessarily remove all responsibility from the driver of the vehicle involved. Read the rest »
It is no secret that Central Florida ranks poorly when it comes to collisions between cars and pedestrians. Each year, dozens of people on foot are struck by vehicles and either severely injured or killed. On Monday, August 30th, yet another such incident occurred, adding still more data to solidify Central Florida’s poor pedestrian safety ranking. Read the rest »
A Monday morning collision between a car and a pedestrian within the city of Ocala resulted in large lane closures along a stretch of South Pine Avenue. Reports from the Ocala Police Department incited that the pedestrian accident happened sometime during the morning on Monday, although the reports did not discuss just what time the emergency response teams were notified about the crash nor what time they arrived at the scene. The reports also failed to state just what is believed to have caused the incident.
Close to Tampa on the morning of Thursday, December 5th, a pedestrian accident occurred either near or in the road close to the intersection of U.S. 19 and Main Street. It is not believed that the pedestrian was at this intersection, rather, the reports indicated that they were somewhere south of the Main Street intersection.
Early in the morning of Monday, November 11th, a person was on foot, walking along Interstate 95 in Volusia County. The reports indicated that the area where this individual was walking was not one typically associated with pedestrian traffic, and that the person was on foot and walking through the area after suffering from a single-car collision.
Police with the Leesburg Police Department are continuing to investigate a fatal pedestrian accident that happened along Pine Street on the night of Friday, March 22nd, that resulted in the death of one elderly person and the injury of another. According to the initial reports from the Leesburg Police Department, the incident began when a 60-year-old woman began crossing Pine Street close to its intersection with Knott Street. It is not clear from the reports whether or not the woman was crossing at a crosswalk or other pedestrian zone, and, if so, whether or not she had the right of way. What is clear though is that as she was walking across the road, she was struck by a 2006 Honda Sedan.
A 59-year-old person from Ocala died in Marion County this past Saturday after they were involved in a crash. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol reported that the individual was walking his bike along the inside of the southern lane of U.S. 441 close to 11:00 at night when the pedestrian accident took place.
A spokesperson for Orange City recently issued a statement regarding the death of a pedestrian within Orange City that happened after they were struck by a car on Saturday, October 20th. According to this official statement, the victim was a 49-year-old woman from Orange City who was walking along either U.S. Highway 17/92 or New York Avenue at close to 9:00 at night when they reached the intersection of these two roadways and decided to try and cross the street.
In a strange turn of events, an investigation into the death of a 34-year-old homeless woman that was struck and killed by a car on State Road A1A in Daytona Beach has likely reached a conclusion that has resulted in no charges being filed against the driver of the truck that caused her death.
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