In Florida, the warmer weather means people can partake in outdoor activities much later into the year than in many other places in the country. Walking and riding bikes are favorite pastimes of many people, but they are not without risk. When cyclists or pedestrians are near traffic, they risk being struck by a vehicle, leading to injury or even death. This is what police say occurred after a bicycle accident allegedly caused by a drunk driver left a man with serious injuries.
When a vehicle accident results in a person's death, it is always a sad event, but the tragedy seems amplified when the victim is a child. The family may struggle with questions about why the event occurred and how they might possibly go on, not to mention the sadness over losing someone who didn't get the chance to have a long life. One Florida family is likely experiencing just that after a young boy lost his life to a bicycle accident involving a car.
Most people who walk in the vicinity of traffic realize that they face potential risks. However, most of them also probably assume that drivers will take extra care when pedestrians are nearby. That is typically true, but unfortunately, accidents involving pedestrians happen all too often. One Florida woman recently lost her life in a pedestrian accident after a driver fled the scene of a prior accident.
Most people are well aware of the potential dangers that come with operating any type of motor vehicle. What they may not consider is the risk that is involved when they are just a pedestrian. People walking near traffic are susceptible to harm that can be even more serious since they do not have the protection of a vehicle. This is echoed in the recent death of one woman here in Florida who was the victim of a recent pedestrian accident that has left authorities with several questions.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that approximately 1,300 people were killed in school-related transportation accidents throughout the years of 2006 to 2015. Alarmingly, 100 of those killed were school-aged children. Sadly, seven more Florida individuals are victims of bicycle/pedestrian accidents following a crash as they waited at a school bus stop.