In Florida, there are many counties / beaches that allow vehicles to drive on or near the beach. It is a great convenience for beach visitors . . . it also poses a significant danger and risk to children and other visitors to the beach. Tragically, a 4 year old boy (Aiden Patrick) was run over by a truck in New Smyrna, Florida. The incident was reported / investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). It was reported that the incident occurred as Aiden was running toward the water. The truck driver did not see the child as the front right tire hit / ran over the unsuspecting little boy. A fun day at the beach transformed itself into a tragedy that will affect the family of the boy, driver, and the community. You can read more about this story at Tragic Death of 4 Year Old Boy in New Smyrna, Florida.
Pedestrian deaths, including those in Florida beaches, make news headlines. Many of which are avoidable with better safety measures in place. Serious consideration should be given to removing vehicles off of Florida beaches. Walking that extra distance to the beach from your car can actually save a life.
If there is a question or legal issue about a Florida pedestrian accident with personal injuries, contact a Florida personal injury attorney for advice, consultation, and legal representation.