Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Two-Year-Old in Tragic Accident in Orlando, Florida (FL)
ORLANDO, FL- Wftv.com writes that a driver involved in a fatal crash in Orlando then fled the scene. The incident occurred this week around Malibu Groves in the early evening at the intersection of Judith Lane and Barley Street.*
Police stated that the child was rushed to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries. The investigating officers stated that they have a suspect in the crime and that charges are currently pending against that individual.
Florida has a poor record when it comes to pedestrian safety. Reports indicate that 6,590 people were likely killed in pedestrian crashes in 2019 and that nearly half of those fatalities occurred in just five states. Florida is one of those states, along with Georgia, California, Arizona, and Texas.
Across the country, fatal pedestrian crashes are increasing, but they are also on the rise in Florida. The Governor's Highway Safety Association looked at the first six months of 2019 to project the total year-end number of pedestrian deaths. If the numbers are correct, then it is likely that there was a rise of about five percent in pedestrian deaths last year as compared to numbers from 2018.
There are many causes for the rise in deadly pedestrian crashes. One of the noticeable trends is that pedestrian collisions at night rose significantly faster than those during the day. It is apparent that improved crossings and steps to make people more visible are likely necessary when it comes to lowering the number of pedestrian crashes that take place on American roads. Of course, drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving are also leading to many of these tragic events.
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