Barefoot Bay, FL (April 17, 2020) – A fatal pedestrian accident took place in Brevard County that took the life of one pedestrian involved, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
The crash happened around 8:50 p.m. Thursday, April 16, on US-1 near River Grove Drive.
A 70-year-old unidentified male pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway of US-1 when he was fatally struck by a 58-year-old Sebastian, Florida resident driving a 2003 Honda Accord.
The front of the vehicle hit the man, who was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Accord was not injured.
The crash closed down the roadway for a period of time following the incident.
No further information pertaining to the accident or its circumstances has been released. The driver of the Accord has not been identified, and it is unclear whether charges are currently pending.
An investigation into the circumstances of the collision will continue.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
In recent years, Florida has become known as one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians to travel in. Nine of the twenty deadliest cities for pedestrians are located in Florida. Between the years 2008 and 2017, there were over 5,000 pedestrian deaths in Florida, which averages out to nearly 3 deaths per 100,000 people.
Across the nation, statistical data has revealed that between 2008 and 2017, pedestrian death rates have increased by 35.7 percent. Essentially, that means that 13 pedestrians were killed daily across America in that time period.
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