During any time of year in Florida, you’re bound to see people on and around the roads. They may be cycling, walking or jogging. They could be walking to work or heading to school.
Pedestrians are just part of daily life. Unfortunately, not all drivers are cautious about pedestrians and can end up causing collisions. When pedestrians are hit, they’re more likely to get hurt, so the truth is that they may suffer significant disabilities or death from a single accident.
Take, for example, a case involving a bicyclist and vehicle in Tallahassee. A car collided with a cyclist, who had to be rushed to a local hospital for treatment. It’s not clear how badly hurt the cyclist was.
The authorities reported that the crash took place at around 3:00 p.m. on White Drive, and they did have to shut down the roadway for a short time.
This incident is just one example of why people like the mayor in Jacksonville have gone to the state to seek funds to make the roads safer for pedestrians. Adding flashing lights to crosswalks and other kinds of enhancements can help reduce the number of pedestrian accidents that take place by drawing attention to crosswalks.
Fortunately, in this case, it looks like the pedestrian will survive. However, as a pedestrian, you have the right to be around the roads, and you shouldn’t have to worry about being hit. If you are, then you may be in a position to file a personal injury lawsuit or a personal injury claim against the driver who hit you. Everyone’s case is different, so you may want to look into your legal rights following an accident.