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Don't walk away from a full recovery after a pedestrian accident

Pedestrian accidents often leave the pedestrian seriously injured, simply because that person is unprotected against the impact of a collision with a large, heavy vehicle. Even a low-speed impact can have detrimental consequences, and drivers have the responsibility of being cautious and aware of pedestrians and other vulnerable individuals.

Florida Panhandle car-pedestrian crashes now and in the future

Unfortunately, the roads in our part of Florida can be congested because of popular tourist destinations and the beautiful beaches of the Panhandle. Naturally, vacationers and locals alike are out and about in the sunny weather as pedestrians taking advantage of all our area has to offer. When motorists drive negligently or recklessly, they can tragically strike walkers and runners, causing injury, disability and even death.

Pedestrian Deaths In Florida Are On The Rise

pedestrian_accidents.jpgPedestrian deaths surged by approximately 10 percent last year as the economy started to improve, the price of gas went down and motorists started to drive more, according to an analysis of preliminary state traffic fatality data.

Pedestrian Accidents On The Rise

WEAR Channel 3 reports that a good Samaritan was struck and killed by a passing vehicle while assisting a motorcyclist who had just lost control of his bike. The Florida Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 3:25 a.m. Sunday near Port Orange. Sgt. Kim Montes said the 23-year-old motorcyclist was thrown off his bike and onto the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 1. Subsequently, a 33-year-old female from New Smyrna Beach stopped to help. Montes said that while the female was kneeling over the victim, both were struck by a car driven by a 52-year-old male of Daytona Beach. A second car driven by a 39-year-old female from Port Orange struck the motorcyclist. Both were declared dead at the scene. The motorcyclist's name hasn't been released, pending notification of family. An investigation continues.

Pedestrian Safety

A tragic accident occurred this past week in Panama City Beach. A pair of Panama City Beach teenagers were hit by a truck while walking. It happened last Wednesday evening on Alf Coleman Road near the intersection of Back Beach Road. Specificially, a 16-year-old and 15-year-old were walking with their backs to oncoming traffic. A Chevy Silverado truck driven by a 37-year-old male hit them. Officials say the teens were not wearing any reflective clothing.

Pedestrian Deaths In Florida

A pedestrian is dead after he was struck by a car while walking along a road in Jackson County. It happened on Highway 231 near Dionne Road around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Florida Highway Patrol says a 47 year old male was driving on Hwy 231 in a Toyota Tacoma while a 61 year-old male, was walking along the same road. Authorities noted that it was dark with no artificial lighting on the roadway and that the Tacoma traveling in the outside lane, failed to see the pedestrian. After the right front of the truck hit the pedestrian, he was taken to Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama, for treatment but was later pronounced dead by hospital staff. The crash investigation continues, according to FHP.

Unintentional Pedestrian Injuries - Are You At Risk?

Unintentional pedestrian injuries are on the rise, just last week the Northwest Florida Daily News reports that a 12-year-old girl and 18-year-old woman were injured Tuesday when they were hit by a car while crossing Eglin Parkway. They were crossing in a crosswalk near Ninth Avenue when a vehicle turning south onto Eglin struck them. The crash is under investigation, but Cash said the driver's view might have been obstructed by traffic. The 18-year-old was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. The 12-year-old was taken to a Pensacola hospital with head trauma.

PEDESTRIAN INJURIES: BE FIT, BUT BE SAFE

Crosswalk-1000-ffccccccWhite-3333-0.20.3-1.pngI recently surprised my wife with a new Fitbit. She has been asking for one for several months, so I succumbed to the pressure and made the purchase. When I received it in the mail, all I could think about is how our society has begun to place an emphasis on 'personal movement'. I really didn't understand why so many people were crazy about these devices until I began to read about their function. Like so many other products, the device provides self-awareness regarding your 'personal movement' and exercise. It helps track how active you are or how many steps you are taking. Being the personal injury attorney, I began to wonder if accidents involving pedestrians have increased over the past several years. Our society is beginning to make a transition into an era of mass transit, low-cost transportation, walking, biking and any other modes of 'personal movement' that involve minimal fuel/energy. In short, more people are on our streets not protected by the enclosures of cars.

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Our legal team consists of attorney Wm. Dennis Brannon and his son C. Paul Brannon. We work together as a father and son team to provide our clients with exceptional service and solutions in motor vehicle accident claims and other personal injury matters.

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