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Florida Pedestrian Accident Statistics [Infographic]

Understanding the Prevalence of Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

According to the latest census data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Florida ranked the third-highest in pedestrian fatalities in 2019. According to a March 2021 article from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, South Florida is the 13th most dangerous region in America for pedestrians. Here are the eye-opening stats you need to know.

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Florida Pedestrian Accident Injuries and Fatalities

Data collected between 2010 and 2019 show that:

  • Florida had a total of 5,893 pedestrian accident fatalities.
  • Orlando metro area had a total of 740 fatalities and ranked #1 in pedestrian deaths.
  • South Florida had 1,675 deaths per 100,000 residents.
  • The following areas had the most pedestrian fatalities in Florida:
    • Orlando - Kissimmee - Sanford - 295
    • Palm Bay - Melbourne -Titusville - 261
    • Deltona - Daytona Beach - Ormond Beach - 260
    • North Port - Sarasota - Bradenton - 248
    • Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater - 223
    • Lakeland - Winterhaven - 215
    • Jacksonville - 205
    • Cape Coral - Fort Meyers - 192
    • Miami - Fort Lauderdale - Pompano Beach - 172

Sources:

Sun Sentinel

NHTSA FARS Census

Smart Growth America

Contact a Fort Lauderdale Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Pedestrians are not a match for vehicles on the road, and being involved in a pedestrian accident can result in severe or fatal injuries. If you or a loved one was involved in a pedestrian accident due to another’s negligence, you have the right to file a claim. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight the most challenging insurance companies to protect your rights so you can receive the maximum compensation that you deserve.

Contact Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. today at (888) 499-6206 to schedule a free consultation.