Ellenton, FL (May 18, 2022) – A local woman was killed following a hit-and-run crash in Ellenton on Monday evening, May 16. The deadly accident took place at the intersection of Mendoza Road and Ridgewood Boulevard at around 11:45 p.m.
It was reported that 61-year-old Cuc Luong was riding her bicycle along the roadway when she was hit by an oncoming sedan. The at-fault motorist did not stop and fled the scene. Luong was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and later succumbed to her injuries.
The side-view mirror of the suspect vehicle fell off at the scene. Local authorities are seeking information regarding the identity of the at-fault driver. No further information has been released at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Cuc Luong at this time.
Deadly Bicycle Crashes in Florida
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration portrayed a bleak picture of bicycle and pedestrian safety in Florida. According to the survey, Florida had not only the greatest per capita bicycle death rate in the country but also the worst pedestrian fatality rate. Despite accounting for just 6% of the country’s population, Florida was responsible for almost 11% of all pedestrian fatalities and 17.4% of all bicycle fatalities nationwide.
Nothing can ever make up for a family member’s injuries inflicted by someone else’s negligence or bad conduct. Your life has drastically changed and would never be the same. The individual who is responsible must be held accountable. It may be tough to function after such a loss, but Florida only gives you a limited period of time to file a lawsuit against the liable party. When that time period expires, you lose all rights. You are not required to go through this alone.
You need an Ellenton wrongful death lawyer who can help you with every part of your case or claim after a loved one is killed in an automobile accident. This demands the hiring of a skilled wrongful death attorney. Rebein Law has a track record of assisting Tampa residents who have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident. Due to our years of experience, we know how to successfully litigate a wrongful death lawsuit. Our automobile accident attorneys want to assist you in holding the negligent party accountable and receiving the results you’re looking for
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