Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #23

Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #23

…and another one.  It’s been a few weeks, so I figure Brevard County Sheriff Jack Parker is feeling a bit unlucky that this one happened on his watch.

In what I can view as the only positive here, the Florida Highway Patrol has gotten a bit bolder and more explicit in detailing these pedestrian deaths caused by the pedestrians themselves.

Let’s crack down on motorists who fail to yield the right-of-way when required to do so- but it’s well past time we did more towards enforcing pedestrian traffic laws.  It’s a needed change- as there are apparently far too many folks who can’t police themselves and follow the rules of the road while they walk.

 

No excuses, Central Florida:  How many deaths will be too many?


May God bless both the Burns and Charalambous families– and may He whose known as both Wonderful Counselor and the Prince of Peace bring both peace and counsel to Mr. Charalambous.


FHP: Woman struck, killed in Merritt Island

2:09 p.m. EST, June 9, 2012|By Arelis R. Hernández, Orlando Sentinel

A 74-year-old Brevard County woman died Friday night after she was struck by a pickup in Merritt Island.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Anna Lenke Burns of Merritt Island walked into the path of the truck.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Driver Nicolas Charalambous, 53, of Merritt Island will not face any charges.

Charalambous was headed north on Courtenay Parkway in the left lane about 9:08 p.m. when he saw the woman crossing the road near Venetian Way.

He tried to avoid the woman by braking and swerving.

But the front of the Dodge Ram struck the woman she walked into his travel lane.

FHP spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Montes said the woman did not yield the right of way to Charalambous.

 

Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #23

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