There can hardly be worse news for parents than finding out their child has been hit by a car. Serious injuries are difficult enough to deal with, but it’s also common for a person to be fatally injured in a pedestrian accident. Many people enjoy getting fresh air in the Florida sunshine by walking to their destinations rather than driving, which is also great exercise; however, pedestrians are often at risk of being hit by a car. Numerous roads in the Miami area and throughout other major Florida metropolitan communities are busy with traffic at all hours of the day. This can present a great danger to pedestrians, even at a clearly marked intersection where it should be safe for people to cross.
Sometimes circumstances occur that can result in an accident when drivers aren’t paying attention to their surroundings and do not expect to see a person walking along the road. This may have been the case in a recent accident along the Florida Turnpike, where pedestrian traffic isn’t very common. According to police, an 18-year-old girl exited a car after getting into an argument with her friends, and walked along the roadway. A sedan struck the girl, causing a pickup truck to hit the sedan. Tragically, the girl was killed at the scene.