How many pedestrian deaths occur in Florida each year?

Research has shown that Florida is one of the worst states in the country for pedestrian safety. The state has nine of the 20 most dangerous American cities for pedestrians. A 2019 report from the National Complete Streets Coalition and Smart Growth America determined that Orlando was ranked as the most dangerous for those traveling on foot.

Florida had 5,433 pedestrian fatalities from 2008 to 2017. According to the report, there are an average of 2.73 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 individuals each year, giving the state a Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI) of 182.0 in comparison to the 55.3 nationwide PDI.

Florida’s statistics are a cause for concern in comparison to national figures for pedestrian accident risk. The United States has an average of 1.55 fatalities per 100,000 people. Other states that are unfriendly for pedestrians include Texas, California and New York with respective PDIs calculated at 111.9, 68.2 and 24.6.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, speak to a personal injury lawyer at Joyce & Reyes. We can help you obtain compensation for your injuries and hold the responsible party accountable.

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