Forgive the poorly written headline but, an elderly man is in critical condition after a Miami driver tried to pass a stopped bus – on the right and over the sidewalk – hitting the waiting pedestrian and then fleeing the scene.
The cult of speed and the lack of traffic law enforcement in Miami is killing our residents. 4 in 10 fatal traffic accidents kill people who are walking or bicycling in Miami-Dade County, making ours one of the most dangerous cities in the country for active transportation users. VIDEO from the bus camera is shocking and clearly shows the man about to board the bus, the bus doors opening, the SUV blindsiding him and then the driver running away.
TransitMiami.com has reported dozens of crashes and collisions with pedestrians and bus shelters in the last year (here’s one last month). This will only stop with better road design, increased law enforcement and aggressive efforts to curb unsafe driving behavior in Miami.
Police and policymakers, what are you waiting for? How many people have to be killed or maimed on city sidewalks before you start prioritizing pedestrian safety?
We warn you, the video is stomach churning.
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