Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area Declared One of the Most Dangerous Pedestrian AreasOctober 2, 2020 | Category: Pedestrian Accidents | Share
On May 24, 2020, The News-Press reported a 34-year-old Cape Coral woman was killed when she was hit by a pickup truck on San Carlos Boulevard near Kelly Road. The Florida Highway Patrol said she was crossing the northbound lanes of San Carlos from the median shortly after 9 p.m. when the truck hit her. A 19-year-old, who was one of five passengers, and a driver in the truck, suffered minor injuries. The death was Lee County's 36th road fatality in 2020, reported a Fort Myers pedestrian injury lawyer.
The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) requires each state to set safety targets for reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries on its roadways. The federal government provides funding for the projects of reaching these safety targets. Most states set targets of lowering deaths and injuries; however, 18 states estimated there would be more non-motorized users (pedestrians, bicyclists, scooter riders, etc.) killed and injured compared to the most recent year of reported data reported by Smart Growth America.
In 2019, Smart Growth America released its most recent Dangerous by Design report exploring the pedestrian safety crisis. Of the top 10 most dangerous places ranked by the report, only two (Bakersfield, CA and Jackson, MS) were not in Florida. The report showed the Cape Coral-Ft. Myers metro area ranked 8th in a list of the top 20 most dangerous pedestrian areas. In 2020, Smart Growth America issued an update to its 2019 report showing Florida ranking number 1.
“We reexamined the top 20 most dangerous states for people walking over the past decade based on our Pedestrian Danger Index, a metric that measures deadliness for people walking, controlling for the size of the population and the share of people who walk to work. Although rankings within the top 20 states shifted slightly, in 2020 the same states comprise the top 10 and top 20 most dangerous places for people walking compared to our Dangerous by Design 2019 report.”
“Should you or a loved one be injured in a pedestrian accident, please contact our experienced Fort Myers pedestrian accident lawyers after seeking medical attention. We strictly limit our practice to personal injury and wrongful death cases and provide personal contact and communication along with aggressive representation,” said Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.
Fort Myers Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.