A pedestrian is any person who is walking, jogging, hiking when hit by a car, truck or bus. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, 4,092 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 59,000 injured in traffic accidents in the United States.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has a statutory responsibility to collect crash data, keep statistics and disseminate reports about motor vehicle accidents across the State of Florida.
Each year the FDHSMV releases its findings including the number of pedestrian injuries per county. Since 2006, Miami-Dade has been the most dangerous county in Florida for pedestrians. According to the 5 year pedestrian injury report by county, approximately 1,300 pedestrians are injured in Miami-Dade every year.