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Recent Posts in Pedestrian Accidents Category

  • DUI Arrests Decrease Sharply Across South Florida

    In Miami Beach, police officers arrested 1,299 suspected drunk drivers in 2009. Last year, that number dropped to 492. This year, the number continues to plummet with just 221 arrests so far. Has the message finally sunk in that drinking and driving is a deadly combination? Hardly, the number of traffic wrecks in Miami-Dade linked to drinking has remained level. The Miami Beach police blame a lack ...
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  • New Study Finds Dangers of Walking And Texting

    Texting and driving is a widely recognized danger on the road. Now, a new study has found that pedestrians who are walking while using a mobile phone are ending up in the emergency room. The study, which used data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, found that the number of injuries increased from 559 in 2004 to 1,506 in 2010. The injuries ranged from minor to serious, ...
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  • South Florida Boy Still Recovering After Traumatic Bus Accident

    Jerry Cunningham has been in the hospital since a May 10 bus accident left him with serious brain damage. Cunningham was trying to stop a Pompano Beach bus when his hand got trapped in the door and the 14-year-old was dragged alongside the vehicle for about seven seconds. Video captured the traumatic accident, including passengers inside the bus yelling for the driver to stop. Along with fractures ...
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  • Crosswalks Do Not Prevent Pedestrian Injuries, Study Finds

    A new study revealed that pedestrians struck by cars are most often hit in the crosswalk, while they had the right of way. The survey of New Yorkers, done by the NYU Langone Medical Center, found that 44 percent used a crosswalk at the time of the collision, and six percent were on a sidewalk. It also found that taxicabs pose the biggest threat to cyclists, and being overweight may protect against ...
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  • Pedestrian Accidents More Deadly For Men, Study Finds

    A new study has found that men are twice as likely to die in pedestrian accidents compared to women. The study, which was published in the online journal Injury Prevention, found that men are involved in more accidents per mile, and when there is a collision men die at roughly twice the rate of women. The study focused on three factors: distance walked, the number of accidents and fatalities per ...
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