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Elderly at Higher Risk for South Fort Myers Pedestrian Accidents

An 87-year-old woman was killed recently in a south Fort Myers pedestrian accident as she walked across San Carlos Boulevard.

According to various walkinfo.org that ALL pedestrians might find useful:

–Be predictable. Don’t walk along highways or other zones that are restricted, and try to use sidewalks where they are provided.

–If there is no sidewalk, it’s safer to walk facing traffic.

–Help drivers see you. Dress in light, reflective clothing and if it’s dark, carry a flashlight.

–Walk defensively. Be aware of drivers, particularly when crossing an intersection. Give yourself plenty of time, and make eye contact with motor vehicle drivers so you’re sure they see you.

-Be extra careful if you’re crossing a street that has a higher speed limit.

Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, is a law firm dedicated to helping those who have been victims of pedestrian accidents in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples, Cape Coral and elsewhere through South Florida. Call us today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your case. 1-800-283-2900.

Additional Resources:

Educating Adult Pedestrians, walkinfo.org

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