Clearwater- A 14-year old boy was hit while crossing U. S. 19 in Clearwater on Tuesday afternoon. He manage to cross the southbound lanes and tried to cross the northbound lanes when he was struck. He was not in a crosswalk.
Spring Hill- A-50-year-old man was struck and killed early Sunday morning in Spring Hill. He was standing in the in the outside lane when he was hit and died at the scene.
Florida has one of the highest rates of pedestrian accidents in the Nation. Where you have high traffic density mixed with a large group of pedestrians, bad things are bound to happen. Many pedestrians are hit at night or in poor visibility conditions such as rain or fog. Some pedestrians are struck when they try to run across a darkened highway.
Every accident has issues regarding Comparative Negligence and pedestrian accidents are no exception. The court will balance the issues such as use of the crosswalk, visibility, speed, and other considerations when deciding a case. The jury will be instructed on comparative negligence but all other things being equal, most juries would place a large portion of blame on the vehicle rather than the injured pedestrian.
If you don’t want to be a statistic, wear white at night and follow the rules of the road. Try to walk as far off the pavement as possible and cross only at stop lights. Pedestrian safety is everyone’s job.
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A 66-year old woman was struck by a car while crossing Ulmerton Road in St. Petersburg. The accident happened around 9:44 p.m. near the corner of Ulmerton Road and 49th Street. Florida Highway Patrol says the woman was trying to cross Ulmerton Road when she stepped in the path of an oncoming 1988 Ford Mustang. The driver of the Mustang stopped after the woman was struck. The pedestrian was taken to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of her injuries but she died the next morning. The investigation is ongoing and her identity is being held until next of kin can be notified.
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According to reports the pedestrian was walking south on US 41 near 89th Street. Investigators said an unknown vehicle was heading north in the outside lane and struck the pedestrian. That vehicle left the scene and did not leave any information. The second vehicle headed the same direction did not see the pedestrian in the roadway and also hit him. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released until the next of kin can be notified. Anyone having any information on the accident is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800.
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