Brandon, FL (November 6, 2021) – A man died after being struck while standing on a highway in Brandon on Friday afternoon, November 6. The deadly crash took place at around 3:29 p.m. on Interstate 75 SB.
A 46-year-old man was reportedly standing outside a black Jeep SUV that was towing a boat on the shoulder of the interstate. It was then that a 28-year-old Riverview man was traveling southbound in a red pickup truck. The pickup driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle and hit the bystander and the SUV.
The 46-year-old Brandon man was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. A 46-year-old Topeka man in the Jeep was also injured. The pickup driver was not injured in the crash.
An ongoing accident investigation is being managed by local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in Florida
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than those riding in cars to be killed in a traffic accident. Despite decreasing deaths on the road, the number of pedestrians killed or injured in automobile accidents is increasing year after year. In the United States, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes on average in 2017. In Florida, pedestrians are particularly vulnerable. The state has a bad reputation for a high rate of pedestrian fatalities.
It can be devastating when a loved one dies as a result of another person’s negligence or carelessness. Unexpected expenses and other damages are frequently racked up by the family of the deceased victim. Family members often experience feelings of frustration and helplessness. This is magnified by their deep sense of loss and worsening financial situation. Surviving family members are only natural in wanting to hold those responsible for your loved one’s death accountable by filing a wrongful death claim with the help of a Brandon personal injury attorney.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Brandon
Our main goal at Rebein Law is to help families get the most money possible for the losses they have suffered as a result of a fatal car accident. Our track record demonstrates that we know how to get results for our customers. Even in the most difficult cases, our legal knowledge and tenacity have resulted in favorable outcomes for our clients in the aftermath of a fatal car accident. Thousands of clients have benefited from our assistance in obtaining compensation following the death of a loved one. Wrongful death claims are among the most difficult to handle. Having an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in Brandon on your side is beneficial.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to speak with a Brandon wrongful death lawyer about your case.
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Disclaimer: The purpose of this post is to inform our readers about the dangers of driving and to provide information for people who are injured in an accident in Florida. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information provided is intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.