Bayonet Point, FL (May 30, 2021) – On Sunday, May 30, a Port Richey man was killed after being hit by a pickup truck in Bayonet Point.
Local reports indicated that the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of US-19 and Gordon Drive at around 12:45 p.m. that afternoon. The driver of the pickup was reportedly traveling northbound on the highway as the pedestrian was crossing the highway. The 39-year-old Port Richey man was hit by the oncoming vehicle.
The injured party was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the truck, a 25-year-old Hudson man, was not injured in the crash. The identity of the deceased party has been withheld.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal accident is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Tampa FL
Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable roadway travelers, and the rate of pedestrian fatalities continues to rise year over year. Florida is a particularly dangerous state for those traveling on foot and is among five states that account for roughly 47% of pedestrian deaths nationwide. There were 368 pedestrian fatalities reported in the state in 2019 according to data from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association.
When the death of a loved one is the result of another person’s negligence or carelessness, it can be truly devastating. When a loved one is killed in a sudden accident, surviving family members are often forced to deal with feelings of frustration and helplessness, in addition to their profound sense of loss. It is only natural that surviving family members would want to bring those responsible for your loved one’s death to justice by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of a personal injury attorney.
At Rebein Law, our primary focus is on helping families recover maximum compensation for their losses associated with a fatal Tampa pedestrian crash. Even in the most complex cases, our knowledge of the law and our tenacity have provided our clients with favorable outcomes in the event of a deadly pedestrian accident in Tampa, and we have successfully helped thousands of clients obtain compensation after the loss of a loved one. If you have lost a loved one in a sudden crash, contact Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to discuss your case with a Tampa wrongful death attorney.
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