Brooksville, FL (July 17, 2021) – A local man crashed his car into a crowd near a Brooksville bar on Friday night, July 16.
Initial reports indicated that 32-year-old Michael Murphy of Brooksville was at a local bar called Rebar on Broad Street when he was asked to leave due to making a disturbance. At around 1:43 a.m. that morning, Murphy reportedly got into his truck and started doing doughnuts in the parking lot. After hitting multiple vehicles, the incident continued onto the sidewalk, where he hit several people outside the bar.
Two of the injured parties suffered broken bones and were taken to a local medical facility for treatment. A third victim was airlifted to a nearby trauma center in critical condition. A Samaritan was able to intervene, crashing his own truck into Murphy’s, pushing him into the guardrail. Murphy attempted to flee but was arrested for multiple accounts of aggravated battery.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being undertaken by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Tampa FL
Pedestrians in Florida are especially vulnerable, given the state’s history of being a deadly place for pedestrians, especially in large cities. Because there is little that can be done to shield pedestrians from the entire impact of a collision, they are particularly vulnerable. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger car passengers to be killed in a vehicle collision, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Pedestrians are killed or wounded in vehicle accidents at a rising rate each year, despite the fact that overall rates of fatal collisions have declined. Pedestrians are disproportionately impacted by hit-and-runs, and they are more likely to sustain serious injuries.
Even if you feel your claim is solid, you should consult with a Tampa pedestrian injury attorney to ensure that your right to compensation is protected in the event of an accident. It’s conceivable that this is your first time submitting a personal injury claim, in which case you’ll need the help of an experienced Florida personal injury attorney.
After a terrible and unexpected accident, some pedestrian accident victims wonder if they need a personal injury lawyer, but even the most basic damage claims can provide unforeseen obstacles for those who are inexperienced with the legal system.
Rebein Law has a lot of experience helping pedestrian accident victims recover from serious injuries, and we’re ready to start working on your case right immediately. If a driver is responsible for your injuries in a Tampa pedestrian collision, you may be entitled to compensation. The first step is to choose a lawyer who has experience with pedestrian accident claims. Our objective is to ensure that our clients obtain the compensation to which they are entitled and that their cases are appropriately handled.
If you have been unfairly injured by a reckless motorist, call Attorney Paul Rebein today at 813-305-7285 to discuss your case.
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