Jan 22

How Many Deaths On Pinellas County Roads Last Year?

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Pinellas County roads - how many fatality accidentsOne preventable death due to a car accident, bike accident or pedestrian accident is too many. Unfortunately, ninety (90) people were killed on Pinellas roads in 2019, according to a recent report on ABC Action News. That is nearing two people dying in accidents every week.

Ninety deaths are a lot, but it is a decrease from 2018. According to the report, fatal crashes are down 25 percent in Pinellas County from 120 deaths.

Of the 90 fatalities on Pinellas County roads in 2019, 32 deaths were pedestrian deaths; 19 were a result of a motorcycle accident; 8 were bicycle crashes; and 27 were deaths from car accidents. A map of where the accidents occurred can be found in the report.

As you would expect, streets like Gulf to Bay, US 19 and 4th Street North and Central Avenue in St. Petersburg are hot spots for dangerous crashes.

It is important that all drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians pay better attention to each other as we navigate Pinellas County roadways. Failure to do so can easily increase these numbers in 2020.

Drive safely and watch out for those who don’t!

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