Jacksonville, FL (April 15, 2020) – First responders were on the scene of a pedestrian accident with injuries this past Monday in Jacksonville.
The collision occurred on West Union Street around 9:00 p.m. on the evening of April 13. A woman, who remains unidentified, was attempting to cross the roadway going north when she was hit by a vehicle traveling east. The reason the crash occurred is still under investigation.
She was immediately transferred to a nearby medical center to be treated for her sustained injuries, which were deemed life-threatening.
The driver of the eastbound vehicle who struck the woman cooperated with authorities at the crash site.
The area of the roadway on which the accident occurred was blocked off for a period of time following. Travelers in the area were urged to find alternate routes.
No further information has been released at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family during this difficult time in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Florida is ranked as one of the most dangerous states for Pedestrians in the US. Nine of the top twenty most deadly cities for pedestrians to travel through are in Florida, with Orlando ranked as the least safe, and the Miami Dade area ranked number 14 in a 2019 “Dangerous by Design” report from Smart Growth America. Florida pedestrian accidents happen more often than pedestrian accidents in nearly any other state.
Sobering data reveals that between 2008 and 2017 pedestrian deaths in America increased by over 35 percent. More than 13 people per day lost their lives in that time period due to pedestrian travel, or one person every hour and 46 minutes.
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