Hollywood, FL – I-95 Pedestrian Crash Takes One Life
Hollywood, FL (September 22, 2020) – A man lost his life in a pedestrian accident that occurred on an interstate in Hollywood this past Friday night.
The wreck occurred on Interstate 95 near Pembroke Road in the late evening hours of Friday, September 18.
For unknown reasons, the man was in the line of travel for passing vehicles on the roadway and was struck by a southbound driver.
Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the collision.
The man was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash by responding paramedics.
No one involved in the collision has been identified at this time.
All southbound lanes of the roadway were closed for a period of time after the accident took place and traffic was diverted at Hollywood Boulevard.
Nothing further has been made public.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Florida Pedestrian Crashes
There were over 5,000 pedestrian accidents in Florida between 2008 and 2017. This averages out to 2.73 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people. Florida has the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the nation. Almost half of the ten deadliest cities for pedestrians in the US are in Florida.
Alarming data shows that between 2008 and 2017 the number of pedestrian deaths per year in the US increased by over 35 percent. A total of 49,340 people lost their lives due to pedestrian accidents in that ten year period. That is over 13 people killed per day, or one person every hour and 46 minutes.
Pedestrians are at an increased risk of suffering severe and/or fatal injuries in traffic accidents due to being totally unprotected while traveling alongside much larger, faster vehicles. The consequences of serious pedestrian accidents can be extremely overwhelming and negatively affect multiple areas of a person’s life, including their physical, mental, emotional, and financial health. When a person is killed in a negligently caused pedestrian crash, it is crucial that their family seek legal guidance from a qualified and skilled Florida wrongful death attorney at their earliest convenience. Family members could qualify for financial compensation in order to pay for things like outstanding medical bills, funeral costs, and other costs associated with their loved one’s accident.
If you or someone you love has recently been injured in a Florida pedestrian accident, a Florida personal injury attorney will be able to inform you of your existing legal rights toward monetary compensation. Generally speaking, when someone acts in a negligent or careless manner that results in injuries to another person, under the legal principle of “negligence” the careless party will be legally liable for any resulting harm. When you seek the assistance of a compassionate and skilled traffic accident attorney in Florida, they will be able to elaborate on this existing legality and help you to better understand your rights as an accident victim injured by negligence.
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