On Monday, September 14th, 2020, authorities with the Daytona Beach Police Department responded to 9-1-1 calls of a potentially fatal collision involving a pedestrian and a pickup truck close to the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and South Ridgewood Avenue. According to preliminary statements retrieved at the scene, the victim was attempting to cross the busy street outside of the designated pedestrian walkway when she was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
Pedestrian accidents are more often fatal than any other type of car-related crash. Not surprisingly, the pedestrians, being the most vulnerable, are the ones to suffer severe, often fatal injuries. Drivers of the cars usually escape pedestrian accidents without physical injuries, although the psychological effects of being behind the wheel of a car that fatally strikes a pedestrian should not be played down. Because of the outsized power wielded by the drivers of cars, it is vitally important that they be vigilant while on the road and around pedestrians, regardless of whether or not a crosswalk is in the area.
A fatal pedestrian accident is under investigation within the city of Winter Garden, say police working within the area. The incident in question took place early in September and involved a woman in her 60s as well as a vehicle that was not described in the initial reports.
A fatal pedestrian crash was reported within the City of Kissimmee during the beginning of August. According to the press release on the incident made by the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash involved one pedestrian and one car. No other vehicles or pedestrians are believed to have been in the roadway or in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Traffic along a heavily traveled road in Volusia County was interrupted and diverted on Thursday, July 16th, after an accident involving a pedestrian and a car. A collision report filed by members of the Florida Highway Patrol working within Volusia County indicated that the event took place sometime close to 12:30 in the afternoon when many people who still leave their home to work were traveling about during their lunch break.
According to preliminary collision reports from the Florida Highway Patrol operating within Orlando, this fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Monday, June 29th, 2020 after an elderly woman attempted to cross a notoriously busy intersection and walked directly into the path of an oncoming motorcycle.
Very early on Monday, June 1st, an incident happened in Orange City, located within Volusia County, that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. Currently, the collision remains under investigation, however we know that it began around 12:45 a.m. At this time, in another part of the city, a disturbance was reported involving numerous people. In the emergency calls, it was indicated that a shotgun was involved, although it is not clear if any shots were fired.
After a tremendous amount of energy and effort was expended by a community located within Indian Harbor Beach, lawmakers have finally agreed to lower the speed limit along a stretch of State Road A1A as well as install additional warning signs and flashers on the road in order to provide extra safety for pedestrians in the area. The move follows a coordinated effort put forward by the community around a family who lost their 12-year-old daughter in a fatal pedestrian accident after she was struck by a car and killed while attempting to cross the road.
It was early in the morning on Monday, April 6th, when an individual on foot was walking beside Adamo Drive within the City of Tampa. The exact time that the individual was walking was not included in the preliminary report, but we have from the authorities that the incident took place close to the intersection of 28th Street and Adamo Drive.
A fatal auto accident which involved a car and a pedestrian within Osceola County has resulted in an ongoing investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. According to the reports that have so far emerged from this investigative body, the accident took place sometime around 6:45 in the evening on Monday, March 31st. Involved in the incident were a 57-year-old man from St. Cloud and a 35-year-old man from Pennsylvania. The 35-year-old is believed to have been behind the wheel of a BMW at the time.