How could it happen?
A pedestrian was killed in the early morning hours of March 1, 2018 in Deltona Florida. The Volusia County Sheriff’s office reported that a pedestrian was hit when he stepped out in front of a truck near the intersection of Elkham and Howland Blvd.
This tragedy is part of a larger national trend of increasing pedestrian deaths. Pedestrian deaths are far higher now than they were just ten years ago. In 2016 alone, nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed.
While this increase can be attributed to many different criteria, one that jumps out to this Daytona Beach car accident lawyer is increased smart phone use. The number of smart phones in use more than tripled from 2010 to 2016.
To all the drivers and pedestrians out there, please slow down and pay attention to what you are doing. Simply paying attention could be the difference between life and death.
Personal Attention and the Time to Get It Right