Carrollwood, FL (May 2, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed following a car accident in Carrollwood on Monday, May 1. The crash was reported at the 5700 block of Gunn Highway early that morning.
The injured party was walking along the highway when they were hit by a white Ford pickup truck. The vehicle sustained damage to the hood and windshield. The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with officials.
Local authorities are handling the ongoing accident investigation.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
In 2017, a pedestrian was killed by a car nearly every 88 minutes in the United States. On American streets that year, 5,977 pedestrians were killed. Pedestrians in Florida are especially vulnerable to serious injuries in the event of a collision. Florida had the second-highest number of pedestrian deaths in the country, with 708 reported in 2019.
It can be devastating when a loved one dies as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence. For the family of a deceased victim, unexpected expenses and other damages are common. Family members of survivors frequently express frustration and helplessness. The fact that their financial situation is rapidly deteriorating adds to their sense of betrayal. It’s understandable that surviving family members want to file a wrongful death claim with the assistance of a Carrollwood pedestrian accident lawyer to hold those responsible for their loved one’s death accountable.
At Rebein Law, our main goal is to assist families in obtaining the maximum amount of compensation for the losses they have suffered as a result of a fatal car accident. Our track record shows that we can assist our clients in achieving their objectives. Even in the most difficult cases following a fatal car accident, our legal knowledge and tenacity have resulted in favorable outcomes for our clients. Thousands of people have benefited from our help in obtaining compensation after a loved one has died. Wrongful death cases are among the most difficult to resolve. Having an experienced Carrollwood personal injury lawyer on your side can be beneficial.
Call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to speak with a Carrollwood wrongful death lawyer about your case if you have lost a loved one in a car accident.
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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.