57-Year-Old Woman Dies after being hit by a Vehicle
DELAND, FL – According to an online news report at orlandosentinel.com, a 57 year old woman tragically died over the weekend following being hit by a vehicle on Woodland Avenue in DeLand, Florida, per the Florida Highway Patrol.*
The accident occurred in the early morning close to the intersection of Mohawk Avenue. The Florida Highway Patrol sated that a fifty-seven-year-old woman was on the shoulder of the roadway on the easterly side of Woodland Avenue. It is believed the woman was attempting to cross the roadway before she was struck. When the woman stepped onto the road, she was hit by a four door Honda.
The female pedestrian died at the scene of the accident, per the Florida Highway Patrol. The female driver of the Honda, aged 37, was not hurt in the accident.
While any pedestrian is at risk of being struck by a vehicle at any time, there are certain people that are at a higher risk of being involved in an accident. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the following individuals are at a higher risk than others of being in pedestrian accident:
·Pedestrians who are male are more likely than women to sustain injuries in an accident.
·Teens and younger adults between the ages of fifteen and 29 years old are more likely than others to receive treatment at local emergency rooms than any other cohort;
·Mature adults and the elderly are more likely than others to die in pedestrian related accidents;
·Children are at a much higher risk of succumbing to their injuries in a pedestrian related accident. One in five traffic deaths of children who were fourteen or younger are most likely to die in this type of accident.
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