Sometimes crossing the street can be fatal, especially if there is a distracted driver speeding down the road. According to a recent report in the Orlando Sentinel, a pedestrian was struck and killed on Tuesday night when he was crossing North Powerline Road. The pedestrian was struck by a Mazda SUV as he ran across the road. When he was hit, the driver stopped and waited as the pedestrian was transported to the Broward Health Medical Center.
The fire rescue team says that he was pronounced dead when he entered the hospital, and his identity was withheld to inquiring parties while the family was notified. Because the driver remained at the scene of the crash, he or she will not be charged with a hit-and0run. The driver is cooperating with a homicide investigation at present. Sadly, this individual isn't the only man who has been killed in a pedestrian accident.
In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association calculated that 4,280 people were killed in pedestrian accidents. This amounts to about 12 people per dat. There were also an estimated 70,000 pedestrian injuries reported throughout the United States in recent years. While the number of pedestrian deaths has been slowly decreasing, the amount of pedestrian injuries has been on the rise. 69% of all pedestrian crashes have a male victim, and about 3/4ths of all accidents occur in urban areas. Florida is one of the top states for these types of accidents.
In fact, there are four top states, and Florida is right up there with California, Texas, and New York in the amount of pedestrian accidents. These four states together are the sites of 41% of all pedestrian accidents in the nation. About 70% of these pedestrian accidents happen at night and almost one-half occur on the weekends. If you want more information about pedestrian accidents or if you were hurt in one of these tragic accidents, you need to contact a Coral Gables personal injury attorney today for assistance. A lawyer at the Mesa Law Firm will be able to assist you in your case promptly, so talk to someone at the firm or visit their Google+ page for more information!
The lawyers at the Mesa Law Firm have offices at 131 Medeira Avenue Penthouse Coral Gables, FL 33134 but they are able to help those all throughout Florida from this location. The firm is willing to serve residents of Miami, Pinecrest, Kendall, Hialeah, Coconut Grove, Cutler Bay, Tamiami, and more. Don't hesitate to contact the dedicated and caring attorneys at this firm today for assistance. You won't be taking a risk, because the lawyers at the Mesa Law Firm operate on a contingency fee basis. Read more about this payment arrangement here.