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 Road and S.R. 39 in Lithia.
Yesterday, a pedestrian was killed after being struck by a Mack truck, according to another ABC Action News report. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that around 3:17 a.m. on I-75 at mile marker 207, in Sarasota County, a pedestrian ran onto the road directly into the path of a Mack truck causing the truck to hit the pedestrian and killing him.
Pedestrian accidents can occur too often in Tampa Bay and throughout Florida. Partially because of the good weather (more people are walking than in other states), but also because both drivers and walkers do not pay enough attention to each other. Drivers, look for pedestrians and if there is a pedestrian in front of you, move to another lane if possible to avoid pedestrian accidents. Walkers, pay attention and do not wear earphones. Being able to hear the approaching vehicles could save your life. A little extra attention or focus from both car drivers and pedestrians could prevent pedestrian accidents from happening and families losing love ones.
Drive and walk safely and watch out for those who don’t.
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