Accident Leads to the Death of a Pedestrian on Palm Beach Boulevard in East Lee County, Florida
LEE COUNTY, FL – According to an online news report at news-press.com, an accident leads to the death of a pedestrian on Palm Beach Boulevard; pedestrian has been identified.*
A man from Alva, Florida was struck and killed in a fatal pedestrian accident earlier this week. The accident caused a shut-down of a part of Palm Beach Boulevard in east Lee County.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, which is conducting an investigation of the accident, a 35-year-old man was struck and killed due to darting in front of a 2003 Honda Civic going eastbound. The driver has been identified as a 45-year-old man from Lehigh Acres.
The Civic was driving in the inside lane on state Road 80 located due east of the intersection of Charleston Park Drive. The front passenger side of the Civic struck the pedestrian, causing him to be thrown on the top of the vehicle and onto the roadway. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident occurred in the early morning hours.
The death of the pedestrian represents the 54th traffic fatality in Lee County.
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation by local authorities.
According to an online news article at miamiherald.com, walking in Florida may be hazardous. In Florida, the risk of dying in a pedestrian accident is higher than any other state. Nine of the twenty hazardous United States cities for pedestrians are in Florida. Orlando, Florida was ranked as the least safest place in the state. Miami-Fort Lauderdale Pal Beach metropolis has a ranking of number 14 in the 2019 “Dangerous By Design” report issued by the National Complete Streets Coalition and Smart Growth America. Florida, which has several highways were speeding is common, is the most hazardous pedestrian state in the country. Between 2008 and 2017, the yearly amount of pedestrian deaths went up by 35.7%. A total of 49,350 perished in that decade. This amounts of over 13 people who die on a daily basis and one pedestrian death every hour and 46 minutes.
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Source: https://www.news-press.com/story/news/local/2019/08/06/fatal-crash-closes-both-directions-palm-beach-boulevard/1930246001/ and https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article224923045.html
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