The intersection of Gulf-To-Bay Boulevard and Belcher Road has been the epicenter of numerous traffic-related incidents for several years. Fox 13 News reports that between January 2009 and December 2013, there were 153 crashes that occurred at the intersection.
The latest accident claimed the life of a man crossing near the intersection. According to ABC Action News, on Thursday morning a man was pushing an empty wheelchair across the street when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Police say he was not using the crosswalk when the accident occurred.
A Fox 13 News reporter reached out to the Florida Department of Transportation to see if changes could be made to make it safer for pedestrians at the intersection. He did not receive a response as of yet.
The following information is made available by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).