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Jacksonville Man Dies in Accident After Walking into the Path of Chevy Impala


August 15, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, FL – According to online news articles published by www.firstcoastnews.com and www.actionnewsjax.com, a 36-year-old man sustained fatal injuries when he was struck and killed by a Chevy Impala.*

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that a 36-year-old Jacksonville man is dead after being hit by a Chevy Impala.  The Jacksonville man was allegedly crossing Normandy Avenue outside a designated crosswalk and walked into the path of the Impala just west of Doloma Street.  

The accident happened shortly after midnight when visibility was low.  The driver of the Chevy Impala was not injured in the accident and is cooperating with police.

Report Identifies Florida as the Most Dangerous State for Pedestrians

According to a report released earlier this year,  the state of Florida comes in at number 1for being the most dangerous state for pedestrians.  Out of the 20 most dangerous cities in the United States for pedestrians, 9 of the cities are in Florida, with Orlando coming in at number 1 and the Miami metropolitan area (including Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach) ranking number 14.  Over a period of 10 years, Florida saw 5,433 pedestrian deaths, averaging to approximately 2.73 pedestrian deaths per every 100,000 people.  

The report indicates that there is not a significantly greater number of pedestrians that would contribute to the number of deaths nationwide.  As such, the reason for so many pedestrian accidents goes beyond the number of pedestrians walking the streets. 

The report goes on to state that “[f]ederal and state transportation policies, blueprints and funding are stuck in the age of the automobile, when sprawling growth patterns – especially in the Sun Belt – led to wider roads, longer blocks and street engineering that prioritized high speeds for cars over safety for people on foot, on bikes or using mass transit.”  Therefore, streets are designed for motor vehicles – not pedestrians, and such a design places pedestrians at risk of being injured or killed in an accident – especially in Florida.

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Source:https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/pedestrian-killed-in-westside-crash-tuesday-morning/77-f2010dfe-ff9b-4b3a-be09-c42b6ef1040a and https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/fhp-pedestrian-killed-trying-to-cross-normandy-blvd/975505052

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