Fort Myers, FL (May 4, 2020) – A fatal pedestrian crash took the life of one man in the early morning hours yesterday on US-41 in Fort Myers.
The crash occurred around 6:15 a.m. Sunday, May 3 when the unidentified pedestrian was walking in the roadway and was struck by a passing pickup truck. Florida Highway Patrol and other rescue workers responded to the scene of the collision that took place in the area of Crystal Drive on US-41.
Emergency responders transported the man to the nearby Lee Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The pickup truck driver remained at the scene of the accident and cooperated with police during their preliminary investigation. Their identity has not been released.
No further information is currently available.
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.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Alarming data shows that between 2008 and 2017 the number of yearly pedestrian deaths in the United States saw an increase of 35.7%. An estimated 49,340 individuals lost their lives in that time period due to traveling on foot.
This averages out to over 13 people killed per day or one person every hour and 46 minutes. In that same ten-year span, from 2008 to 2017, 5,433 pedestrian deaths occurred due to pedestrian accidents in Florida. This is an annual average of 2.73 deaths per 100 thousand people.
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