March 4

Have Pedestrian Accidents Increased? You May Be Surprised.

Pedestrian accidents are on the rise as is the number of fatalities from these accidents.  As the Spring weather comes, there will be more walkers on Tampa Bay streets which likely means more pedestrian accidents. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released its report which projected 2018 to have been the deadliest for pedestrians.

December 15

Two Persons Killed in Pedestrian Accidents in Two Days

Two fatal car vs. pedestrian car accidents in two days should remind all drivers and pedestrians to be more careful. This morning, according to ABC Action News, a man was hit and killed while walking in Lithia. The report states that the walker was hit by a car and killed near the intersection of Keysville.

March 18

Pedestrian v. Car Accident Injures Two Sisters in Tampa

Pedestrian accidents are too common on Tampa Bay streets. This morning reminds us of this. As two sisters walked to high school together near Hillsborough Avenue and 25th Street, they were struck by a vehicle. According to Fox 13 News, the crash resulted in critical condition to one of the sisters. Fox 13 reports that.

February 26

Pedestrian Killed At Curlew & U.S. 19

Walking at night proves to be deadly for a Pinellas County man. Last night, a man was killed after be hit by a car as he walked on Curlew Road near U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a Ford Explorer driving west on Curlew Road struck the man about 10:15.

November 26

Dunedin Parking Lot Accident Kills Pedestrian

Pedestrian accidents happen too often in parking lots. Sadly, just this week, an 82-year-old woman was hit and killed while walking through the parking lot of Mediterranean Manor at 2700 Bayshore Blvd in Dunedin, Florida. According to reports, a truck backed out and ran over her. The woman died at the scene. With Black Friday.

August 21

Student Killed After Being Hit By Car While Walking To School

An Auburndale 17-year-old student was killed this morning as he walked to school after being hit by a minivan. According to Fox 13 News, Enrique Hernandez was walking northbound in the northbound lane of Old Dixie Highway near US Highway 92 W when he was struck by a Dodge Caravan that was driving in the.

February 26

Pinellas Park Woman Hit by Car in Critical Condition

A Pinellas Park woman was critically injured after being hit by a car on Monday evening. According to the , Olda Maldonado, 56, of Pinellas Park, was walking across 49th Street in the 8400 block when she was struck by a 2013 Mazda CX5 at about 7:35 p.m. Ms. Maldonado was taken to Bayfront Medical.

January 9

Why Clearwater Has So Many Pedestrian Accidents

Being hit by a car as a pedestrian can result in serious injuries, if not death. Unfortunately, Clearwater and Pinellas County have one of the highest pedestrian vs. car accident rate. An explains that some of the reasons for so many accidents involving pedestrians in Clearwater are the weather, density, impatience and education. The article.

October 25

Prevent Pedestrian v. Car Accidents This Halloween

Halloween should be fun, but we cannot ignore the accidents that happen on Halloween night. According to U.S. Census data, there are about 41 million potential trick-or-treaters between the ages of 5 and 14. Add that statistic to the fact that in 2010, 41 percent of all highway fatalities across the nation on Halloween night.

October 19

Phone Apps that Prevent Text Messaging While Driving

Preventing teenagers (and other drivers) from texting while driving. As part of our focus on Teen Driver Safety Week, let’s look at some apps that can block text messaging while driving. One of applications that can prevent car accidents caused by text messaging is the SMSReplier app. When you are driving above 15 miles an.

October 5

Ways to Avoid a Pedestrian Accident

Another Tampa Bay pedestrian is hospitalized. Last night, a man was hit by a hit and run driver near the 11700 block of Gulf Boulevard in Treasure Island, Florida. Police are looking for a red Nissan hatchback with tinted windows. The vehicle likely has some front-end damage, police said. Unfortunately, these types of crashes seem.

July 12

How Many DUIs During 4th of July Holiday?

The Florida Highway Patrol released its numbers from the July 2nd to July 5th holiday. According to its news release, the Florida Highway Patrol issued more than 9,000 traffic citations and assisted nearly 3,000 motorists on Florida’s roadways during the Fourth of July weekend. Troopers made 100 arrests for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of.

December 4

Two Pedestrian Women Hit By Cars Hours Apart From Each Other

Two female pedestrians. Two car accidents. One death and the other with life-threatening injuries. Yesterday, a pedestrian vs. car accident in Clearwater critically injured Ivonne B. Ramos-Solis as she was hit on U.S. 19. Ms. Ramos-Solis was crossing the highway between Belleair and Nursery roads just before 5 p.m. when she was hit by a.

November 12

Guess Which Cities are Most Dangerous for Pedestrians

Walking may be good for your health, but it also can be deadly—especially if you live in Tampa Bay. A report released this week finds more than 43,000 Americans–including 3,906 children under 16–have been killed nationwide have died this decade on roads. In the last 15 years, more than 76,000 Americans have been killed while.