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Woman Struck by Van Dies in Lauderhill Pedestrian Accident

In South Florida this morning, another pedestrian suffered fatal injuries during a Lauderhill traffic accident when she was hit by a van on Inverrary Boulevard. The impact of the collision pushed the middle-aged woman onto the van’s windshield even as the vehicle traveled at least another 60 feet before stopping. The driver of the van sustained minor back injuries. Meantime, the Broward County pedestrian accident victim died on her way to a Fort Lauderdale hospital. Today’s Lauderhill pedestrian accident comes a little over a month after another van, operated by a civilian accident investigator, struck a woman on a motorized scooter while she was crossing Indian Drive at Westgate Avenue. The woman who was riding the scooter, 68-year-old Barbara Guyton, sustained serious injuries during the Palm Beach County pedestrian accident. An accident report says that the driver, 44-year-old Gerlienus Marie Hester, failed to yield the right of way to Guyton. Meantime, Palm Beach County authorities have stepped up their efforts to stop the growing number of pedestrian deaths—especially on Lake Worth Road, from Haverhill to Congress, which is often referred to as the “corridor of death.” Between January 1, 2008 and January 1, 2009, there were 25 Palm Beach bicyclist and pedestrian deaths in this area. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there were 39 Palm Beach County pedestrian deaths and 335 injuries, which makes the county the second deadliest for bicyclists and the fourth most fatal for pedestrians. Florida is considered the deadliest state for bicyclists and pedestrians. Our Broward County and Palm Beach County pedestrian accidents lawyers represent injury victims and their families. Any preventive measures to stop the growing number of pedestrian injuries and deaths is a step forward in the fight to save lives. Our Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys know how tough it can be to get your life back on track after you or someone you love was seriously hurt in a traffic crash, and we want to remind you that you have legal options. Woman struck by van in Lauderhill dies, Sun-Sentinel, August 10, 2010 Condition of scooter rider in crash with Palm Beach County van improves, Sun-Sentinel, July 7, 2010 Related Web Resources: Florida Highway Patrol Contact our Miami injury law firm today.

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