Woman Sustains Fatal Injuries in Tragic Sarasota Pedestrian Accident
SARASOTA, FL – According to an online news article published on patch.com, a woman was struck and killed while attempting to cross the street near the intersection of Tamiami Trail and Grove Street.*
The Sarasota Police Department has reported that around 10:00 p.m. on April 8, 2019, a woman was attempting to cross a dark portion of South Tamiami Trail near Grove Street. The woman was not utilizing a crosswalk when she attempted to cross the street. As she was crossing, she was struck and killed by a southbound vehicle.
The woman died at the scene of the accident, and no additional details have been released by the police department. The driver of the vehicle stopped and fully cooperated with law enforcement officials.
Florida Ranks Highest Among States with Pedestrian Accident Deaths
Florida continues to be known as a dangerous state for pedestrians, with Orlando being listed as the most dangerous city in the country for pedestrians. The state’s population certainly plays a role as there is both heavy road traffic and heavy foot traffic. An additional factor that may play a role in the number of pedestrian accidents may be the design of streets that do not provide pedestrians with safe enough crosswalks, especially at larger and busier intersections.
However, there are also steps pedestrians can take to reduce the risk that they will be involved in an accident. The woman that lost her life in the Sarasota pedestrian accident did not use a crosswalk before being struck by a vehicle. The distance between herself and the nearest crosswalk is unclear at this time. When available, all pedestrians should utilize crosswalks. Also, pedestrians should not assume that vehicles are going to stop, even if there is a stop sign or red light. Many drivers are distracted and may not notice a pedestrian crossing the street. As such, both drivers and pedestrians can practice good safety habits to avoid being involved in a deadly pedestrian accident.
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Source:https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/woman-killed-crossing-south-tamiami-trail-sarasota and https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article224923045.html
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