Pedestrian Safety Concerns Growing in Fort Myers Beach

by Carmen Dellutri on April 6, 2012

Naples personal injury attorneyConcerns are growing about Fort Myers Beach pedestrian accidents. In recent months, several pedestrians have been killed crossing busy streets in the area.

Most recently, Wisconsin-native Mary Ann Hechimovich was hit and killed while crossing Estero Boulevard, just south of Lenell Road. She was crossing the street with family members when she was hit by an oncoming SUV. The driver said he didn't see the woman until it was too late.

"It's not only during the tourist season, it's off season as well, where we experience fatalities, pedestrians, bicycles, people getting hit by cars," Fort Myers Beach Mayor Larry Kiker said in response the accidents.

Last year, experimental crosswalk signs were added to several locations on Estero Boulevard, one of the busiest roadways. 
However, pedestrian accidents continue to plague the community, leaving many us wondering what ore can be done.

Firefighters say vigilance is the best tool to protect yourself behind the wheel and on foot.

"If you're out walking at night, make sure you're wearing light-colored clothing. Carry some kind of illumination device, a small hand-held flashlight or small LED light. Utilize the designated cross walks," said Lt. Ron Martin of Fort Myers Beach Fire Department.

Source: Wink News

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If your child or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Fort Myers Beach pedestrian accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Fort Myers injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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