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Study: Miami cities rank as ‘most dangerous’ for pedestrians

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The study is made by Kelley Uustal, a Fort Lauderdale-based law firm

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Florida has one of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities and injuries in the U.S., Kelley Uustal, a law firm, reports in its study, The most dangerous pedestrian zones in Florida.

The Fort Lauderdale-based law firm reviewed three years of data about collisions in Florida and found out six of the top ten zones for a crash with a pedestrian are in Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade County accounts for 41 locations out of 181 zones in the Sunshine State, the report says. Miami Beach and Miami came in first and second place.

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The 1.7 million records of data collected between 2014 and 2017 revealed where pedestrians are at the highest risk of being struck by a car. The locations include:

  • Miami Beach (Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue)
  • Miami (Downtown & 2nd)
  • Orlando (Orange Avenue and Washington Street)
  • Miami Beach (Atlantic Heights and Normandy on Collins Avenue)
  • Fort Lauderdale (Broward Boulevard and Andrews Avenue)

View the list and an interactive map by clicking here.

These areas featured 3,531 crashes, 576 severe injuries, and 166 deaths.

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The Sunshine State’s roadways are known for fatalities involving cars and motorcyclists.

The ‘deadliest road in Florida’ is a 3.85 mile of roadway that includes I-95 Express toll, Little River, and Golden Glade Interchange. According to a study by Stein Law, 27 fatalities occurred on the roadway from 2013 to 2015.

Florida ranked No. 1 when it comes to motorcyclist deaths in 2015, the Miami Herald reports.

Kelley Uustal has offices in Miami, West Palm Beach, and the Florida Keys.