A series of events that happened within Orange County on Thursday, July 4th, resulted in the death of two pedestrians and the injury of two others. It also resulted in the arrest of one individual on charges of DUI manslaughter and driving with a suspended license as well as a currently ongoing search for another person who is wanted on charges of hit-and-run and manslaughter.
A collision between a car and a pedestrian in Marion County that took place sometime on Saturday, June 29th, has left at least one person inside of a hospital, fighting for their life as the medical teams attempt to stabilize injuries that were deemed critical in the moments following the pedestrian accident. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol working within Marion County indicated that the accident took place along Southwest 140th Avenue. The crash did not happen near an intersection, and the pedestrian involved was not attempting to cross the road.
On Saturday, June 15th, police working within Daytona Beach received reports about a car vs. pedestrian accident that had taken place along Nova Road. According to the report filed by the Daytona Beach Police Department, the incident happened sometime during the night, although the initial updates on the story did not mention the specific time. What we do know is that the pedestrian was a 49-year-old who was crossing the road on foot when a black Nissan Maxima approached the area.
A horrifying and tragic event took place in North Miami over this past weekend that has left a community mourning the loss of three teenage children who were killed. The reports from police working within North Miami as well as from the Miami Herald stated that the fatal pedestrian accident remains very much under investigation. What we currently know is very little, and the reports issued so far do not provide many pieces of information other than the barest facts of the case.
A recent article published on the popular website Business Insider offered some chilling statistics regarding the rate of pedestrian accidents and deaths throughout the United States. This report, citing a slew of data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, states that during 2016 alone almost 6,000 pedestrians throughout were struck and killed by cars and trucks. This number, currently the highest on record, comes after years of continual increases in the number of pedestrians killed by drivers.
Due to the recent spike in numbers of crashes involving pedestrians within Orange County, deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office have initiated yet another crackdown on violations of crosswalk laws committed by both pedestrians and drivers.
Early reports from deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office offered some information regarding the fatal pedestrian accident that happened early on the morning of Sunday, March 17th, and involved a 41-year-old man. According to these reports, the pedestrian, a Seminole resident, was walking across Starkey Road when the incident took place.
The Florida Highway Patrol issued a statement recently about an incident which happened on Saturday, February 9th, that resulted in the death of one pedestrian. The Florida Highway Patrol’s report stated that the fatal interaction took place close to 6:30 at night, at the intersection of Goldenrod Road and Lake Underhill Road. This area, not a heavily trafficked one, still receives its fair share of road traffic, which means that pedestrians are encouraged to remain alert as to what is going on in the roadway around them.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol are working together in order to ascertain the exact reasons behind a crash that killed a pedestrian in Brevard County on Saturday, February 2nd. Early reports state that the incident took place on U.S. 1, close to the intersection of Barefoot Boulevard, and that it happened sometime around 8:40 on Saturday evening.
Little is currently known about an incident that took place on Saturday, January 12th, and resulted in the death of a pedestrian within Orange County. At the time of this writing, the Florida Highway Patrol has only said that the incident took place close to the intersection Colonial Drive and Lake Downey Drive. It is not known what time of day the incident took place, although this is likely of high importance given the lower visibility that pedestrians encounter while trying to cross streets at night.