Elfers, FL (May 20, 2022) – A Tampa woman was killed in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident in the Elfers area on Thursday night, May 19. The fatal accident was reported at around 10:24 p.m. at the corner of FL-54 and Copper Springs Boulevard.
The pedestrian entered the roadway when she was hit by a GMC Sierra pickup truck. The woman suffered critical injuries and was taken to a local hospital. She later succumbed to her injuries.
The 44-year-old Odessa man driving the pickup was not hurt in the crash. No further updates have been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Florida
A pedestrian was killed by a car every 88 minutes in the United States in 2017. That year, 5,977 pedestrians were killed on American roadways. In the event of an accident, pedestrians in Florida are more vulnerable to serious harm. Florida has the second-highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the United States in 2019. In that year, there were 708 pedestrian fatalities in the state.
Nothing can ever compensate for a family member’s damage caused by another’s carelessness or bad behavior. Your life has altered dramatically and will never be the same again. The person who is to blame must be held accountable. It may be difficult to function after such a loss, but you only have a certain amount of time to bring a case against the responsible party in Florida. You lose all rights after that time period has passed. You do not have to go through this on your own.
Our main goal at Rebein Law is to help families collect the greatest amount of compensation for the damages they have suffered as a result of a fatal car accident. Our track record demonstrates that we can help our clients achieve their goals. Even in the most difficult situations after a catastrophic automobile accident, our legal experience and tenacity have yielded favorable outcomes for our clients. Thousands of people have benefited from our assistance in obtaining compensation after the death of a loved one. Wrongful death claims are notoriously difficult to resolve. It may be beneficial to have an experienced attorney on your side.
If you have lost a loved one in a Florida vehicle accident, call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to speak with an Elfers 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.