Ellenton, FL (May 27, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed in the aftermath of a hit-and-run crash in the Ellenton area on Friday morning, May 27. The deadly accident was reported at the intersection of US-301 and 60th Avenue at around 1 a.m.
Local reports revealed that a 30-year-old Coral Springs was crossing the highway when he was hit by an unidentified motor vehicle. The at-fault driver proceeded to flee the scene, and the injured party was then hit by an SUV.
The injured party was transported to a local hospital in critical condition where they later succumbed to their injuries. Local authorities are currently seeking information regarding the identity of the at-fault motorist.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Florida
In 2017, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes in the United States as a result of an automobile collision. That year, a total of 5,977 pedestrians were killed on American roadways. Pedestrians in Florida are more likely to suffer severe injuries in the case of an accident. In 2019, Florida had the second-highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the US, with 708 pedestrian fatalities.
It is typically due to a devastating accident when a loved one dies as a result of someone else’s carelessness or neglect. For the family of a dead person, unexpected bills and other repercussions are common. Frustration and impotence are common feelings among the victim’s relatives. The fact that their financial situation may be rapidly worsening 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 pedestrian accident lawyer to hold those responsible for their loved one’s death accountable.
Our purpose here at Rebein Law is to assist families in obtaining the maximum amount of compensation for the damages they have incurred as a consequence of a tragic vehicle accident. Our track record shows that we can assist our customers in achieving their objectives. Our legal experience and perseverance have helped our clients secure favorable results even under the most trying circumstances after a devastating vehicle accident. Thousands of individuals have benefitted from our help in getting compensation after a loved one’s death. Claims for wrongful death are notoriously difficult to settle. It may be advantageous to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side.
Call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to talk with an Ellenton wrongful death lawyer about your claim if you have lost a loved one in a Florida vehicle 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.