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Another Senseless Clearwater Pedestrian Injury

A thirteen (13) year old boy was airlifted to the trauma unit at an area hospital after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Drew Street (at Glenwood Avenue) in Clearwater where there is no pedestrian crosswalk.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/accidents/boy-13-flown-to-hospital-after-being-hit-by-car-in-clearwater/1220774

As a Clearwater injury attorney, I am noticing a disturbing trend of increased pedestrian injuries and fatalities. The increase of pedestrian related incidents may be attributable to the prevalence of distracted driving in conjunction with a lack of safety protocols in place in the Clearwater area.

It seems like every day we learn of yet another senseless pedestrian injury that could be avoided if the City of Clearwater and Pinellas County would implement and install more safety measures in place for the concern of our citizens. If you are a reader of my blog, you will note that we have increased our focus on pedestrian related issues in recent weeks due to the increase in injuries we have seen in 2012 alone.

Matthew A. Dolman, Esq., is a Clearwater personal injury attorney and Florida brain injury lawyer. Matthew limits his practice to serious personal injury claims and represents only Florida consumers and never insurance carriers.

Dolman Law Group is a Clearwater personal injury law firm located in central Pinellas County. If you have an insurance claim related to an automobile accident, motorcycle accident, trucking accident, insurance carrier bad faith, traumatic brain injury, or catastrophic injury, please call your Clearwater injury team at: (727) 451-6900 or email: matt@dolmanlaw.com