52-Year-Old Tragically Dies in Kissimmee Pedestrian Accident
KISSIMMEE, FL – According to an online news report at positivelyosceola.com, a 52-year-old man tragically died in a pedestrian accident in Kissimmee, Florida.*
The man was attempting to go across Pleasant Hill Road close to Merry D Lane over the weekend when he was hit by a vehicle. The accident occurred in the nighttime hours. The man was not reportedly in an intersection or crosswalk when he was hit. The vehicle that struck him was a 2015 Nissan that was traveling northbound at the time of the accident. The driver is a 33-year-old man, per the Florida Highway Patrol. It is not clear whether alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.
According to Dangerous by Design 2019, a report issued by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Growth America, the streets are not getting any safer for pedestrians, especially those in Central Florida. The report provides that Florida is the most deadly for pedestrians, with the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford being the worst in the country for the number of pedestrian-related fatalities.
Researchers examined data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System on accidents that occurred between 2018 and 2017 in order to rank each metropolitan area employing the pedestrian danger index that they created. During this period of time, 49,340 pedestrians and non-motorists died across the United States, with 5,433 of the fatalities occurring in Florida.
Over twenty percent of the deaths in Florida, a total of 1,195, occurred in metropolitan areas located around Orlando, Melbourne, Daytona Beach, and Lakeland.
Per the report, the top most deadly cities for pedestrians in the United States were located in Florida, which claims eight cities in the list of twenty.
Researchers indicate that deadly pedestrian accidents are most likely to occur in lower-income communities, and the victims are often older adults and people of color.
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