Dunedin, FL (June 25, 2021) – A woman was injured after being hit by an autonomous vehicle from the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority in the Dunedin area on Thursday, June 24.
The pedestrian accident reportedly occurred on Main Street at around 6 p.m. that evening. A 79-year-old woman was crossing the roadway when they were struck by the vehicle, known as AVA. Local reports indicated that the vehicle was in manual mode at the time of the crash, implying it was being driven by a person on board.
The speed of the vehicle at the time of impact is currently unknown. The injured pedestrian was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. No further updates on the crash have been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local officials. More details will be provided as the inquiry continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Crashes in Tampa FL
Because there is little that can be done to shield pedestrians from the entire force of a collision, they are particularly vulnerable. Walkers are especially vulnerable in Florida, which has a reputation for being a hazardous state for pedestrians, particularly in urban areas. Despite the fact that traffic mortality rates have fallen across the country, each year an increasing number of pedestrians are killed or wounded in car accidents. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than drivers to be killed in a car collision, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. An experienced Florida personal injury attorney can help injured pedestrians obtain fair compensation for their injuries.
Even if you believe your claim is unbeatable, you should still speak with a Tampa pedestrian injury lawyer to ensure that your right to compensation is preserved in the case of an accident. Many pedestrian accident victims question why they need a personal injury lawyer after being involved in a crossing accident, but even the most straightforward damage cases can provide unanticipated challenges for individuals with little legal expertise. It is possible that this is your first time filing an injury claim, and you may need the assistance of a knowledgeable Florida personal injury lawyer.
If the motorist is to blame for your injuries after a Tampa pedestrian accident, you may be able to receive the money you need to make a full recovery, and the first step is to hire an attorney who has handled pedestrian accident cases before. Rebein Law has extensive expertise in assisting pedestrian accident victims in recovering from significant injuries, and we are eager to get started on your case right soon. We want to make certain that our clients receive the money they are entitled to and that their cases are handled properly.
Contact Attorney Paul Rebein now at 813-305-7285 to discuss your case if you have been wrongfully harmed by a careless motorist.
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