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West Tennessee Street Crash Tragically Kills Pedestrian in Tallahassee


May 18, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, FL- Wctv.tv writes that a pedestrian died in a tragic crash on West Tennessee Street this week. The incident took place in the later evening at the street's intersection with Junco Court.*

The victim was in the road on the east side of the intersection when the car struck him. Responders transported the man to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, where he was declared dead a short while after the accident. Police stated that the driver who struck the victim was not drunk when he or she struck the man and that the motorist was uninjured in the crash. Reports did not include identifying information regarding either the victim or the driver. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) writes that 6,283 people were killed in p[pedestrain crashes around the nation in 2018. The numbers indicated a drastic rise in fatal pedestrian crashes and represented the highest number of pedestrian deaths since 1990. These tragic incidents can be prevented, and the NHTSA states that there are steps for pedestrians to take to stay safe, as well as for drivers. 

Pedestrians should always try to remain predictable. This means it is important to cross at crosswalks, where drivers are more likely to be on the lookout for people. It is also important to remain visible and cross in well-lit locations. When walking, people should never assume an oncoming vehicle's driver sees them. 

As for motorists, it is important to always be on the lookout for pedestrians. Driving slowly and always abiding by the speed limit is crucial when it comes to avoiding deadly pedestrian crashes. This is extremely important in areas around schools and where children are likely to be present. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Sources:

https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Pedestrian-killed-on-West-Tennessee-Street-FHP-says-570400251.html

https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/pedestrian-safety


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