Orlando pedestrian accidents continue to plague Central Florida as officials fight to improve safety. Nationwide, pedestrian deaths are at a 30 year high, and Central Florida is already notorious as the most dangerous place in America for walking.
In fact, according to a report from National Complete Streets Coalition and Smart Growth America six of the 10 most dangerous cities for pedestrians are in Florida. The report ranks cities on a formula called a Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI). Basically, the index analyzes the number of people who walk to work relative to a city’s population along with the number of pedestrian deaths. The Orlando area, including Kississimee, with a score of 313, has the highest PDI in the country. Overall, between 2008 and 2017, car accidents killed 656 pedestrians in the Orlando/Kissimmee area.
The most recent pedestrian fatalities include a hit and run accident in front of an Orange County school, an elderly man hit by a car as he was walking in Altamonte Springs, and a man who walked into a traffic lane on Colonial Drive west of Dean Road in Orlando.
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Personal Injury Lawyers and Orlando Pedestrian Accidents
If a car strikes you while you are walking, you may need help recovering losses and paying medical bills. An experienced Orlando auto accident attorney can help with your personal injury case. If you find yourself looking for legal representation after an accident, you’ll want the best personal injury lawyer. Experience counts, so consider the top-rated personal injury law firm at Martinez Manglardi PA. We’ve been winning settlements for Orlando accident victims for more than 30 years.
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