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