Central Florida is One of the Deadliest Places in the Country for Pedestrians
Orange Blossom Trail in Orange County, Florida, is one of the worst areas for pedestrian accidents, and a place where the FHP sees numerous hit-and-run accidents. According to the FHP, a total of 17 out of 70 deadly hit-and-run accidents this year have happened in Central Florida.
On an average day, the FHP investigates between 25 and 35 hit-and-run crashes. While most of these accidents involve reports of property damage, the number is still substantial and frequently involves pedestrians who have sustained injuries or have been killed.
The FHP indicates that solving deadly pedestrian hit-and-run accidents can be extremely difficult as it is often difficult to gather evidence linked to the responsible driver. Many pedestrians in Central Florida choose to cross busy streets without using designated crosswalks, according to some drivers. However, one driver states that while pedestrians should decide to use crosswalks, drivers must also be on the lookout given the high foot traffic in Central Florida.
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