According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010, there was an average of one traffic-related pedestrian injury every eight minutes in the U.S.
Despite the fact that they are in traffic, even drivers and motorcyclists can be caught off guard by another motorist’s actions. Similarly, pedestrians on sidewalks and in crosswalks, despite taking all the proper precautions, can still be hurt or killed unexpectedly because of the actions of a reckless or distracted driver.
For pedestrians in buildings or areas removed from the hustle and bustle of traffic, having a car, truck or motorcycle turn their surroundings into an accident scene can come as a complete shock. Preparing for such an incident is nearly impossible, and as a result, victims in these types of accidents, through no fault of their own, can all too easily suffer life-altering injuries or even lose their lives.
Recently, a vehicle crashed into Alvin’s Island, a popular Miami Beach souvenir shop, leaving two people injured and causing a massive amount of damage. According to WBFS-TV, the accident happened about 7 a.m. near the intersection of Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue.
The two people who were injured were walking past Alvin’s Island when another accident at the Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue intersection led to a car crashing into the souvenir shop.
“The person claims there was another car that cut her off,” said Miami Beach police spokeswoman Vivian Tahayer. “Investigators are looking into if there was another car, if it exists and other factors that played a role into the accident.”
The two injured pedestrians were taken to the hospital for treatment. The driver was not injured in the wreck.
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Did You Know: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most pedestrian fatalities happen in urban areas, non-intersection locations and at night.
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