Prominent South Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Comment on Prevalence of Pedestrian Fatalities in Florida

March 9, 2017 | News

Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers

Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 9, 2017 – A pedestrian was fatally struck by a car while crossing the street in Manatee County, Florida, around 12:49 a.m. on January 15.

As reported by Explore Clarion, Ashley Hasychak, age 24, of West Sunbury, Pennsylvania, was trying to cross U.S. 41 close to 55th Avenue West. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the force of the impact sent her onto a sidewalk and into a light post. She was taken to Blake Medical Center, where she died of her injuries.

Officials are conducting a criminal investigation into the incident, and are waiting for the results of toxicology tests. There are charges pending against the motorist, Gary Moses, age 54, of Bradenton. He was uninjured.

Prominent personal injury attorneys of Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, state, “Pedestrian injuries and fatalities are very prevalent in Florida, and victims and their families should seek legal counsel as soon as possible after such an incident has occurred.”

Hasychak studied speech pathology at Clarion University. Her closest friends described her as a beautiful person who loved children and was passionate about teaching. She was residing in Bradenton, Florida, where she worked as a speech language pathologist at Jessie P. Miller Elementary School.

According to Smart Growth America, Florida has the most dangerous roads for pedestrians in the United States. This has been the case since 2009, when researchers began tracking the data. Smart Growth America is a national organization that focuses on researching, and supporting coalitions to provide improvements to communities across the nation.

From 2005 to 2014, 46,149 pedestrians were fatally hit by cars. And in 2014, 4,884 individuals were killed by cars while on foot. This number represents 105 more people than in 2013. Between 2005 and 2014, Americans were 7.2 times as likely to be killed as a pedestrian than to die from a natural disaster.

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