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Veteran Killed in Tragic Cape Coral Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident


May 09, 2019

CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA – According to an online news article published by winknews.com, a 71-year-old veteran was killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident.*

A 71-year-old man was walking across the street at the intersection of Cape Coral Parkway East and Coronado Parkway when he was struck by a driver who subsequently fled the scene of the accident. 

According to Cape Coral Police, the 71-year-old man, identified as a veteran, was crossing the street outside the crosswalk zone at the time of the hit-and-run accident.  The Cape Coral Police also reported that alcohol or drugs might have been a factor in the cause of this accident.  

The Cape Coral Police have identified a person of interest and the suspected vehicle that struck the 71-year-old victim. However, the investigation is ongoing, and the person of interest is not currently facing any criminal charges.

Local Residents Voice Concerns About the Dangerous Intersection Where the Veteran Was Killed

Following the hit-and-run pedestrian accident that tragically killed a veteran, local residents told media outlets that the intersection where the accident happened is dangerous.  One person, who is blind, indicated that the intersection is a “nightmare for pedestrians” regardless of whether a pedestrian is utilizing a crosswalk or not.  Others stated that the long lights at the intersection often result in drivers speeding through the lights and intersection, placing pedestrians and other drivers at risk.

While it is ideal for pedestrians to use crosswalks when crossing the street, many intersections are still dangerous, especially in Florida where the state is considered the "deadliest" in the nation for pedestrians.  Potential factors that contribute to the cause of pedestrian accidents may include, among others, increased traffic resulting from an increase in population, poor design of intersections that do not safely accommodate pedestrians, inattentive driving, and driving under the influence.  However, every pedestrian accident must be evaluated based on its own set of unique facts and circumstances.

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Source:http://www.winknews.com/2019/05/03/fatal-crash-shuts-down-cape-coral-pkwy-intersection/ and https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article224923045.html

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