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A new report indicates walking may be hazardous for your health – in Florida, anyway. pedestrian accident attorney

Florida has long ranked among the most perilous places for people to move in non-motorized vehicles, and pedestrian accidents in Fort Lauderdale have been a major problem for residents and tourists alike. Now, the newest Dangerous by Design report by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition found 8 of the 10 deadliest metro areas for pedestrians were right here in the Sunshine State. The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metro area ranked No. 14. The other Florida locations where hazards were even higher were:

  • No. 1. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
  • No. 2. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
  • No. 3. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
  • No. 4. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton
  • No. 5. Lakeland-Winter Haven
  • No. 6. Jacksonville
  • No. 8. Cape Coral-Fort Myers
  • No. 8. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater

Bakersfield, CA and Jackson, MS rounded out the top 10.

Between 2008 and 2017, U.S. pedestrian deaths spiked by nearly 36 percent. Nearly 50,000 people lost their lives in pedestrian accidents during that decade, which works out to more than 13-a-day, noted The Miami Herald. Put a different way: That’s the equivalent of a large jet going down once a month. If we had 5,000 people dying every single year in plane crashes, air travel would come to an immediate halt and we’d be looking into swift and decisive policy changes. Yet the problem is getting worse.  Continue reading

Pedestrians aren’t safe in Florida. In fact, this state – and the Southern part of it in particular – is the most dangerous place in America for people to venture out on foot. crosswalk

That’s according to a new study, Dangerous by Design 2016, conducted by SmartGrowth America, in concert with the National Complete Streets Coalition. In fact, eight of the ten most dangerous metro areas to walk in the nation are in Florida. Those regions in the top 10 are:

  • Fort Myers
  • Palm Bay/ Melbourne
  • Orlando
  • Jacksonville
  • Daytona Beach
  • Lakeland/ Winter Haven
  • Tampa/ St. Petersburg
  • North Port/ Sarasota

The Miami/ Fort Lauderdale/ West Palm Beach region was listed at No. 11 nationally. This was out of the 104 largest metro areas in the country.  Continue reading

A 39-year-old woman who was reportedly drunk when she ran into a 37-year-old pregnant woman and her two children, ages and 3 and 5, on South University Road in Miramar, now faces charges of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving death. highwayexposure

The new charges were filed after the victim’s baby, whom doctors were forced to deliver, died.

Court records show the mother had been nearly six months pregnant with the child and the baby died within just days of the May 7 car accident.  Continue reading

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