Police Still Investigating Tragic Fort Myers Pedestrian Accident

by Carmen Dellutri on February 21, 2012

Fort Myers personal injury attorneyAs Fort Myers accident attorneys, we were saddened to hear about the tragic death of an 87-year-old woman who was killed in a pedestrian accident on San Carlos Boulevard in Fort Myers. The accident highlights the need for increased vigilance on the part of both drivers and pedestrians during the busy winter season.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, Margorie Grayson was trying to cross the busy intersection of San Carlos Boulevard and Beach Walk Boulevard when she was struck by an oncoming car. A preliminary investigation concluded that Grayson stepped out on to the street and into on coming traffic.

As reported by Wink News, area residents were not surprised by the accident because there are no crosswalks or sidewalks at that intersection. In addition, they claim vehicles often drive too fast in the area.

In light of this tragic accident, we would like to remind our readers about some important safety tips for preventing a deadly Fort Myers pedestrian accident:

  • Pedestrians should be especially careful at intersections, where drivers may fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians while turning onto another street.
  • Pedestrians should increase their visibility at night by carrying a flashlight when walking and by wearing retro-reflective clothing.
  • Whenever possible, pedestrians should cross the street at a designated crosswalk.  It is much safer to walk on a sidewalk, but if pedestrians must walk in the street, they should walk facing traffic.

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 pedestrian accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

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

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