Ft. Lauderdale, Popular Spring Break Destination at Increased Risk for Injuries

An Indiana University student is struck by a train at Southwest 2nd Street and Southwest 2nd Avenue while celebrating his spring break in Fort Lauderdale, according to the The Sun Sentinel.

This is the second time an accident like this has occurred in recent months. Fort Lauderdale spring break injury attorneys encourage you to party safely and responsibly on the east coast this spring break.

The college student was struck by the train at 1:45 a.m. It has yet to be reported if alcohol or other drugs were involved. According to authorities, the spring breaker walked around the railroad gate, which was down and alerting caution, and was struck by the northbound train.

Spring break accidents are not uncommon. The Examiner provides a list of the top 10 spring break injuries. The list includes incidents of car accidents, falls, boating accidents, drownings and various alcohol-related incidents.

SafeSpringBreak.org offers local vacationers these tips to help ensure a safe spring break:

-Go out with friends, and go home with friends. Parting responsibly with friends can help keep some out of trouble and accounted for. Make sure you always have a designated driver.

-Practice safe sex. Let’s not ignore the fact that spring breakers have a history of promiscuity. Bring proper protection and set boundaries. Think first and don’t allow you self to wind up in a compromising situation.

-Hit the beach with a buddy. Remember that the Florida sun can take a toll on beach goers. Keep yourself hydrated with plenty of water. Always swim with a friend. The east coast undertow can take hold of even the most experienced swimmer.

-Monitor your alcohol consumption. Be aware of the liquor laws in your spring break destination. A study by the University of Wisconsin reports that 75 percent of college males and 43 percent of females reported being intoxicated on a daily basis during spring break.