Avoid a Pedestrian Accident in Fort Myers This Halloween

by Carmen Dellutri on October 25, 2013

Fort Myers injury lawyerThe streets of Fort Myers will soon be filled with monsters, witches, princesses and superheroes all looking for a treat. This Halloween, we encourage drivers and parents to make pedestrian safety a top priority.

The holiday is the most dangerous day of the year for kids traveling on foot. In fact, a recent study found twice as many children are killed in pedestrian crashes on Halloween than on any other day of the year.

As Fort Myers injury lawyers, we want to share several important from the Florida Highway Patrol.

For parents and caregivers:

  • Dress children in costumes that are light colored and clearly visible to motorists.
  • Decorate or trim costumes and candy containers with reflective tape that will glow in the beam of a car's headlights.
  • Make sure costumes are short enough so they don't cause children to trip or fall and masks do not impede their vision.

For drivers:

  • Stay alert and reduce your speed. Neighborhoods that don't normally have a lot of pedestrian and bicycle traffic may experience an increase on Halloween night.
  • Remember that kids will be excited, and may forget to "stop, look, and listen" before they cross the street.
  • Be particularly cautious in areas where cars are parked along the side of the street and in areas where there are no sidewalks.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Fort Myers 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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