Tragic Crash in Orlando Kills Woman from Indiana
ORLANDO, FL- The brevardtimes.com writes that a crash killed a woman from Indiana in Orlando, Florida, late last week. The incident occurred near the state’s tourist-heavy district close to the Universal Studios.*
The late evening wreck occurred when a nineteen-year-old woman driving an Acura TSX on Turkey Lake Road collided with a 77-year-old woman who was crossing the road. The victim, who was visiting Florida from Brownsburg, Indiana, was not in a crosswalk or at an intersection at the time of the accident.
Reports indicate that responders rushed the injured woman to the Dr. Phillips Hospital, where she later died from her injuries. Police say that the teen was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Officers are still investigating the incident.
Florida’s roads are the worst in the United States for pedestrians. More people die while walking in the state than any other place in the nation. The reason for the high number of fatalities in Florida likely has to do with the state’s infrastructure. The roads tend to be designed for vehicle traffic, and precautions and safety features designed to protect pedestrians are often not included. Additional crosswalks and sidewalks could help reduce the chances of pedestrians finding themselves in precarious positions and sharing the street with fast-moving vehicles.
Across the country, pedestrian deaths are increasing, even as many cities and states propose traffic safety initiatives. Simple changes, such as lowering speed limits, could save lives. Sadly, the larger vehicles which are preferred by most American drivers tend to make the roads more hazardous for individuals traveling on foot. These vehicles, such as SUVs, are more likely fatally injured victims.
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Sources:http://www.brevardtimes.com/2020/01/indiana-woman-killed-orlando-florida-crash/ and https://www.curbed.com/2018/9/27/17909270/pedestrian-deaths-suv-car-design and https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article224923045.html