Florida second highest in Pedestrian Deaths

Florida second highest in Pedestrian Deaths.

Florida continues to be second highest for Pedestrian Deaths. The sunshine state has the second highest number per capita in the country.

Three deaths occur for every hundred thousand people. Only Delaware has more.

The study from the Governors Highway Safety Association shows that it is not getting better. In Florida the number has jumped 25 % since 2010.

Recently the Treasure Coast has seen several pedestrians struck and killed by vehicles.

A 26-year-old man was hit and killed over the weekend.  Clay Michael Fischer was hit on Martin Highway and Berry Avenue, near I-95, around 4am Saturday morning. Fischer was pronounced dead on the scene. The FHP says that the driver, Christopher Koch, did stop, but there is no word on if he faces any charges. The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.

Last week a woman was hit by a van and killed on Florida’s Turnpike. The Florida Highway Patrol says that 38-year old Holly Marie Lucas was attempting to cross the turnpike on foot near mile marker 142 in Port St Lucie. A van driven by 52-year old Todd Cook of Vero Beach hit the brakes and attempted to swerve out of the way, but hit the woman on the passenger side of the vehicle. Cook was uninjured. Lucas was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce. She was pronounced dead. The FHP said that alcohol was not a factor. There is still no word on why Lucas was attempting to cross the busy highway on foot.

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