Pickup Truck Strikes and Kills Man in Tragic Immokalee Pedestrian Crash
IMMOKALEE, FL- Naplesnews.com writes that a man was killed in Immokalee in a crash that took place in the late evening. The incident occurred when a pedestrian was crossing State Road 29, and a pickup truck collided with the person. The driver, identified as a 41-year-old man, then stopped his vehicle in the on New Market Road. A passenger, identified as a 39-year-old woman, was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash.*
The victim was only identified as male. Police did not provide any additional information about the individual stating Marcy's Law as the reason for withholding the man's name.
Florida has a poor record when it comes to pedestrian crashes. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), an estimated 6,590 people died in pedestrian crashes in 2019 throughout the nation. Those numbers are not evenly dispersed across the United States. Instead, only five states account for close to half of all fatal pedestrian crashes.
The states where close to half of the pedestrian deaths occurred include Florida, California, Arizona, Georgia, and Texas.
Darkness is one of the main factors that contribute to pedestrian crashes. Over the course of a decade, the number of pedestrian crashes that occurred at night rose by 67 percent. During the same period, the number of daytime pedestrian fatalities went up as well, but by sixteen percent.
Of course, many dangerous driving behaviors are contributing to the high number of deadly pedestrian crashes, including drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving. Americans' choice of vehicles is also contributing to the problem. Large cars which are popular throughout the nation are more likely to cause deadly injuries than are smaller vehicles.
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