Woman in wheelchair struck by vehicle in Pasco County
HUDSON, FL - According to an online news report published on fox13news.com, Florida Highway Patrol troopers stated that a female traveling in her wheelchair was seriously injured after she was struck by a motor vehicle.*
According to the woman's statements, this was not the first time she was struck by a car while in her wheelchair. The pedestrian accident occurred near the intersection of Laredo Drive and State Road 52 and in the city of Hudson, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol troopers stated that the 45-year-old woman was trying to cross SR-52. The woman was hit by a car driven by a 19-year-old female. The pedestrian was then transported to a local hospital for treatment of her serious personal injuries. The pedestrian's identity was not provided in the news article.
According to a news article from the Miami Herald, Florida is one of the riskiest states for pedestrians. Nine cities in Florida made the top 20 list of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. for pedestrians. The City of Orlando was ranked the least safe, and the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metro was ranked #14. Florida is a state that was built for speed and is known as a state where a pedestrian who is walking along a roadway is most likely to be fatally struck by a motor vehicle.
In Florida, there were over 5,430 fatal pedestrian accidents in a 10-year span. The average annual rate of fatal pedestrian accidents is 2.73 out of 100,000 people. Florida's Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI) is 182. The national average is only 55.
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