One Man Dead, Another Seriously Injured in Pedestrian-Car Wreck
According to the Orlando Sentinel, two pedestrians were hit by a car, one of which sustained fatal injuries in Seminole County, Florida, on Saturday morning.
No Citations Issued
Natale Carbone, 73, and Giovanni Salvatore, 70, were walking on the sidewalk along East Lake Drive at around 10:45 a.m. when the fatal accident happened. A driver lost control of his car, left the roadway, and struck the two men.
Carbone was hit directly by the car, reports The Orlando Sentinel. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Salvatore was also hospitalized in serious condition after being struck by debris from mailboxes that the driver destroyed.
The driver of the car was identified as 41-year-old Luis Hagen. According to The Orlando Sentinel, no citations have been given out in the crash.
Pedestrian-related Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,884 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in 2014. Here are additional statistics regarding pedestrian-related crashes in 2014:
- On average, a pedestrian died every 2 hours and sustained injuries every 8 minutes in traffic crashes.
- 70,000 pedestrians sustained injuries in traffic crashes in 2015.
- Pedestrian deaths accounted for 15 percent of all traffic fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
- Ninety percent of the pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2014 involved a single vehicle.