Clearwater, FL (August 26, 2022) – A 15-year-old student from Largo High School was killed after being struck by a driver in Clearwater on Friday, August 26.
The deadly pedestrian crash was reported on Bellaire Road near S. Haven Drive at around 6:45 a.m. The victim was crossing the lanes on the road when they were struck by a sedan. The injured party suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 60-year-old Tampa woman driving the car was not hurt.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Florida Fatal Pedestrian Crashes
In Florida, there were 7,894 pedestrian accidents in 2010, which is a decrease of 4.29% from 2009. 7,290 pedestrian injuries and 499 pedestrian fatalities were caused by these collisions. The number of pedestrian fatalities in the state has decreased recently, from 3.11 per 100,000 people in 2001 to 2.65 in 2010. Additionally, the number of pedestrian injuries has decreased from 7,894 in 2001 to 7,290 in 2010.
While operating a motor vehicle in the state of Florida, motorists have a responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone else they may come into contact with. This rule applies to pedestrians as well, regardless of whether they are walking on the street, on a sidewalk, or in a parking lot. This signifies that if a motorist is found to be at fault for an accident, they have the need to offer reasonable compensation to any party who has been harmed as a result of the accident.
The goal of a lawyer that specializes in pedestrian accidents is to collect these settlements on your behalf. This involves taking the appropriate measures to evaluate how the occurrence has altered your life and requesting reasonable recompense for those losses. Also included in this is taking the appropriate actions.
A Clearwater wrongful death attorney will help you with every part of your case or claim if a family member dies as a result of injuries they sustained in an automobile accident. Working with an experienced wrongful death lawyer is crucial. The attorneys at Rebein Law have for a long time offered assistance to people who have lost a loved one in a devastating auto accident. Call 813-305-7285 to speak with Attorney Paul Rebein about how we might be able to assist you.
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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.