Orlando pedestrian accident lawyers already knew that the shoe leather express can get you injured or killed in Central Florida. Nonetheless, a new report from Smart Growth America confirms that Orlando is the most dangerous city in America for pedestrians. The safety group’s Dangerous by Design reports have ranked Orlando as the top danger spot in four of their last five reports.
In fact, Florida, in general, is a risky place to get around on foot. Six of the 10 most dangerous cities are in Florida. Cities are ranked on a formula called a Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI). In summary, the index analyzes a city’s population in relation to the number of people who walk to work — and the number of pedestrian deaths. With a score of 313, the Orlando area, including Kississimee, has the highest PDI in the country. Overall, between 2008 and 2017, car accidents killed 656 pedestrians in the area.
Other Florida cities rank as follows:
2. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach 265.4, 212 deaths
3. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville 245.0, 165 deaths
4. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton 234.6, 194 deaths
5. Lakeland-Winter Haven 230.9, 162 deaths
6. Jacksonville 226.2. 41 deaths
The map inside the story shows where fatal pedestrian crashes have happened during the past decade https://t.co/oPKDcI9wa1
— Adrienne Cutway (@adriennecutway) January 23, 2019
Orlando Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Can Help Win Injury Settlements
Across the country, car accidents killed more than 49,000 pedestrians between 2008 and 2017. In Florida during that period, about 1,200 died in pedestrian accidents in Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties.
According to the Orlando Sentinal, Emiko Atherton, director of Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition, Orlando has some fundamental problems. In particular, Atherton cited a lack of sidewalks, sidewalks too close to high-speed traffic, and sidewalks intersecting with numerous driveways.
Whether you or a loved one has been injured on a sidewalk or injured in a crosswalk, the Orlando pedestrian accident lawyers at Martinez Manglardi PA may be able to help recover losses. For a free consultation at one of our convenient Central Florida locations, call 407-846-2240.