Fatal Accident in Doral Shuts Down Multiple Lanes of the Palmetto Expressway
DORAL, FL – As reported in an online news article published by www.miamiherald.com, one person was killed in a rollover accident on the Palmetto Expressway.*
According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a fatal rollover accident shut down multiple southbound lanes of the Palmetto Expressway. A white pickup truck was seen flipped over, and it is unclear whether other vehicles were involved in the accident. The driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Miami-Dade County Ranked Number One in the State in 2017 for Having the Most Car Accidents
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles compiled data on Florida car accidents from 2017, which revealed that approximately 16 percent of all car accidents in 2017 happened in Miami-Dade Countywith a total of 63,157 car accidents.
Broward County came second in 2017 with a total of 40,324 car accidents, accounting for approximately 10 percent of all Florida car accidents. Larger metropolitan areas, without question, contribute to the most to car accidents, and an increase in population will only add to the significant number of car accidents seen each year in Florida.
For example, according to data provided by the United States Census Bureau, the Orlando and Orange County metropolitan area has grown by approximately 60,000 residents. Such an increase in population likely contributed to Orange County ranking third in 2017 for having the most car accidents in the state of Florida.
Additional information revealed by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for 2017 includes the following:
- March saw the highest number of car accidents in Florida at 37,395;
- Most car accidents happened between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and on Fridays;
- At 67.86 percent, more than two-thirds of car accidents happened during the daytime; and
- Individuals between the ages of 25 and 34 were more likely to be involved in a car accident.
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