Category: Pedestrian Accidents
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more bicyclists and pedestrians are outdoors enjoying Florida’s environment and sharing the roads with motor vehicles.
The American Automobile Association (AAA) tested the reliability of automatic braking and other safety features and issued a warning. The technology drivers depend on to keep them safe may not do so.
Fort Myers, FL (March 18, 2020) Fort Myers police report a pedestrian was injured in an accident around 8:00 p.m. The driver left the scene.
Mulberry, FL (February 26, 2020) A semi-truck came around a curve, crossed over the white fog line, and hit Rafael Gandoy, 29, and Armando Melendez, 23, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Lee County, FL (February 22, 2020) Daniel Legra-Matos, 61, tragically died in an accident in front of Lehigh Acres Regional Medical Center on Saturday night.
Fox4 News reported in November 2019 that the number of fatal pedestrian accidents is a growing concern in Florida. A Florida legislator is pushing for legislation that may make it safer to cross the street.
Clewiston, FL (February 19, 2020) According to Florida Highway Patrol, Emilio Millares, 90, tragically died after being hit by a car in Hendry County around 6:15 p.m.
Immokalee, FL (January 25, 2020) Shaniya Ray, 23, is fighting for her life after being hit by two cars on Saturday night.
Fort Myers, FL (January 22, 2020) Anita Johnson, 63, was tragically killed in a hit-and-run crash on McGregor Boulevard, just after 10:00 p.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) responded to over 2,000 crashes in Collier County as of October 22, 2019. Those crashes involved 56 pedestrians and 62 bicyclists.