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.
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
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.