Florida residents can expect beautiful weather to continue throughout fall and into much of the winter, making the state a popular location for off-season vacations or for residents to just get out and enjoy the fresh air. Unfortunately, this also means that there is ample chance for someone to get hurt in a pedestrian accident, during a time when this risk decreases for most other states. Whether walking to school, heading downtown for some window shopping or just taking a stroll near the beach, anyone can get hit by a car as long as they’re walking near traffic.
People don’t even need to be walking to become victims of a pedestrian accident. This was illustrated in a recent crash outside a Miami pizzeria. According to reports, a 66-year-old man lost control of his vehicle and ran into a group of people eating outside the restaurant in early October. Several diners received moderate to serious injuries, including two children. Fortunately, the children’s injuries were mild but another victim was hospitalized in critical condition.