Police Investigating Deadly Pedestrian Crash in Temple Terrace, Florida


January 06, 2019

TEMPLE TERRACE, FL. – According to an online news report from abcactionnews.com, police in Temple Terrace, Florida, are investigating a deadly pedestrian crash. Few details about the accident have been reported at this time, and police are asking for the public’s help in the investigation.*

46-year-old Charles Kinsey was struck by a vehicle on Fowler Avenue in Temple Terrace, near the intersection with Hoyt Avenue. Officers say Kinsey was dead by the time they arrived at the scene. It is not clear whether the driver of the vehicle left the scene or stayed. 

Police are asking anyone with potential information about the crash to contact the Temple Terrace Police department at (813) 989-7110. No description of the vehicle in question was reported, and no other information has been released at this time. 

According to a report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities in the United States have been rising at an alarming rate. Pedestrian deaths have risen substantially faster than other types of traffic deaths, increasing by 27 percent from 2007 to 2016. In 2007, pedestrian deaths accounted for 11 percent of all traffic fatalities in the U.S., and by 2016, that figure rose to 16 percent. Pedestrians are dying in higher numbers in traffic accidents today than at any other time in 33 years. 

The report provides state-specific data, which shows that in 2016, Florida had a pedestrian fatality rate of 3.22 per every 100,000 people. New Mexico had the highest pedestrian fatality rate at 3.45 per 100,000, and Nebraska had the lowest rate at 0.68 per 100,000. 

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Source:
https://www.ghsa.org/sites/default/files/2018-02/pedestrians18.pdf
https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-hillsborough/police-investigating-deadly-temple-terrace-crash

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