In Florida, there are many dangerous roadways and intersections that put pedestrians and bicylists at risk for injury and even death. Two deaths were reported within two weeks on Griffin Road in Broward County, Florida. Carol Maddi (age 24) and Sophia Lupi were the unfortunate victims of the pedestrian / bicycle / automobile accidents in Broward County. The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating both of these separate incidents. See 2nd Death in 2 Weeks Crossing Griffin Road.
At all times possible and practical, drivers should yield the right of way to bicycle riders and pedestrians. Of course, there are times in which the pedestrian or bicycle riders ignores road signage, traffic signals, and / or the traffic and, in turn, put themselves in danger.
When a child is the unfortunate victim of an accident or incident as a pedestrian or bicycle rider, it can be especially stressful for the parents and the rest of the family. There are many different issues to deal with including medical bills, insurance, medical treatment, damages, and other matters. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – is a helpful resource for parents dealing with these and other issues. You can get a free copy of this book by clicking here.