MIAMI, FL— September 05, 2011 – A driver and two pedestrians were killed in a violent South Florida collision that occurred along U.S. Route 1 in the Florida Keys. According to the Sun Sentinel, the triple-fatality pedestrian accident occurred in close proximity to Key West in Monroe County, Fla. during the early hours of Sept. 5.
Reports indicated an unidentified driver from Key West was behind the wheel of his/her vehicle when it careened off of U.S. 1 at Mile Marker 5 and slammed into two unidentified pedestrians. The deadly Florida pedestrian accident occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m.
Both the driver and the two male pedestrians, whom Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper Nelvys Hernandez said appeared to be homeless, were killed in the Keys accident. There did not appear to be any additional accident victims involved in the U.S. 1 crash, which likely remains under investigation.
According to statistical data included in Transportation for America’s 2011 Dangerous by Design study, Florida accidents claimed the lives of 5,163 pedestrians between the years 2000 and 2009. Crashes and accidents in the South Florida metropolitan area (Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach, FL metro area) resulted in 1,555 of those pedestrian deaths. Based on traffic statistics, Florida is the most hazardous state for both walkers and cyclists.
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