More Pedestrian Accidents in Sarasota County

Car driving through a city intersection

On December 27, 2021, a sedan struck two pedestrians on Palmer Blvd. near Raymond Road. An unidentified 17-year-old was driving the sedan. The driver was traveling west down Palmer Blvd. when the car hit the two pedestrians who were attempting to cross the street. Both pedestrians who were in critical condition were rushed to the Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment. One of them was a 67-year-old man from Michigan.

This pedestrian accident is among the 185 pedestrian crashes that happened in Sarasota in 2021. These crashes also resulted in 136 injuries and 24 deaths.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian crashes can be particularly dangerous because even cars traveling at low speeds can cause serious injuries to pedestrians. The fatality rate of pedestrian crashes almost doubles in cases where the vehicle is traveling at 35 miles per hour. Pedestrians who are fortunate enough to survive being hit by a car usually sustain serious or potentially fatal injuries that would need long-term and costly treatments.

There are various potential factors that cause or contribute to pedestrian accidents, and these include:

Talk to an Experienced Sarasota Pedestrian Accident Attorney Now

Were you or a loved one hurt in a pedestrian crash? Reach out to the skilled Sarasota pedestrian accident attorneys of Matthews Injury Law as soon as possible. You can find out more about your case, the compensation you’re entitled to, and your legal options moving forward. To set up your free case review with one of our Sarasota pedestrian accident attorneys, please call our office at 941-877-5800 or reach us online.