Monday 22 March 2010

Car insane Florida

A dangerous place, Florida:

Florida has either been ranked #1 in the nation or in the top 3 states for both pedestrian and bicycle fatalities every year since 2001.

1 in every 10 US pedestrian fatalities is in Florida. 1 in every 6 US bicycle fatalities is in Florida

And now this:

A four-year-old girl from Nottingham has died after being hit by a car on a Florida beach.

Ellie Bland was on the sands at Daytona Beach in the south-eastern US state when the incident happened on Saturday.

She is believed to have been on holiday with her family. Her next of kin have been informed.

Florida Highway Patrol said it was investigating the incident but that no arrests had yet been made. Driving on Daytona Beach is not illegal.

Motorists are advised to watch for pedestrians, sunbathers and wildlife, however.