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Pedestrian Killed in Clearwater Accident

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

A pedestrian was killed in an accident that happened on Tuesday.

Details about the Fatal Pedestrian Accident

WFTS News is reporting that troopers are currently investigating an accident that killed a pedestrian on Tuesday at the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Morgan Street in Clearwater. The accident resulted in the closure of Roosevelt Boulevard.

At this time, specifics on how the accident happened are not immediately available as the investigation remains ongoing.

Neighbors in the area say the closes crosswalk in the area is far away, which makes people feel like they need to take the risk of crossing the road with the crosswalk.

At this time, the identity of the woman who was killed in the accident has not been released to the public, pending notification of the next of kin, as well as the results of the investigation into the accident.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians that happen every year in the United States:

  • Every year, more than 150,000 pedestrians are treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
  • In 2013, there were a total of 4,735 pedestrians who were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
  • Pedestrians are about 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than occupants of motor vehicles.

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