TAMPA, Fla. — A study ranks the top ten most dangerous metro areas for walking and Florida claims eight of those spots.
The research from a non-profit called Smart Growth America listed the number crashes where drivers hit and killed people walking on streets across the entire country. The most dangerous areas were:
- Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL
- Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
- North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
- Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
- Jacksonville, FL
- Bakersfield, CA
- Cape Coral-Ft. Myers, FL
- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Jackson, MS
The data covered deadly crashes from 2008 to 2017 and found that 5,433 pedestrians were killed by drivers in Florida.
In the Tampa Bay area, some of the most dangerous stretches of road were Gulf to Bay Boulevard, Hillsborough Avenue, Ulmerton Road and Waters Avenue.
There's an interactive map listing each crash that killed a pedestrian available here.
What other people are reading right now:
- UFO videos posted by Blink 182 are real and never should have been released, Navy confirms
- You can get paid $1,300 if you watch 13 Stephen King movies by Halloween
- Mother accused of rubbing heroin on daughter's gums to help her sleep. She died.
- 'Somebody was watching out': School resource officer's quick thinking saves little boy
- Meet Buddy: The dog who inspires popular, local Buddy Brew Coffee
FREE 10NEWS APP:
►Stay In the Know! Sign up now for the Brightside Blend Newsletter