Dangers to Pedestrians – Pregnant Woman Dies While Trying to Cross a Miami Street

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A 27-year-old pregnant woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle while trying to cross a street in Miami, Florida. The woman was identified as Cecelia L. Chinn. Chinn and a man were trying to cross a street in Miami’s Kendall neighborhood when both pedestrians were struck. The man sustained no personal injuries. Chinn, who was 7 months pregnant at the time of the incident, was taking to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Neither Chinn nor her unborn child survived. The driver of the automobile stayed at the scene, no charges have been filed. If you would like to read more on this story please see Pregnant woman killed after being struck by a vehicle.
The death of this woman is a tragedy for her family and community. Under Florida law, pedestrians have the right-of-way. Therefore, drivers need to yield to pedestrians at all times possible. Of course, there are incidents in which a pedestrian fails to obey traffic signals and darts out into traffic. When these circumstances take place, it is very difficult for a driver to avoid hitting the pedestrian.
It is important that drivers of busy Florida roadways stay attentive and alert while driving. Distracted driving has become a nation-wide problem. Drivers should refrain from talking and texting on a cell phone, listening to music too lougly, or eating and drinking while driving. Drivers who keep their focus on the road will decrease the likelihood of being involved in a collision with another car or hitting pedestrians and bicyclists.

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