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Pedestrian Accidents

Ever hear of the term “jaywalking”? This slang word became popular during and around the 1920s when the automobile industry started booming. There was a rapidly growing consumer market for cars, though an impressive average of 80% of people still chose to use their feet. This lead to difficult driving…

The Tampa Bay area, including St. Petersburg and Clearwater, was recently named one of the worst areas in the nation for pedestrian safety. In fact, four of the top five most dangerous metropolitan areas in the nation are in Florida, according to statistics compiled by the National Complete Streets Coalition….

The Tampa Bay Area is on track to record the lowest number of fatal traffic crashes in 35 years. Unfortunately, however, pedestrian and cyclist traffic deaths remain just as high in 2014 as in they have been in past years. These numbers will guarantee that Tampa Bay will still rank…

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…