Lake Wales, FL – Pedestrian Found Dead After Hit-&-Run on State Rd 60

Last updated Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

Lake Wales, FL – Pedestrian Found Dead After Hit-&-Run on State Rd 60

Lake Wales, FL (December 15, 2022) – Early on Thursday morning, December 15, a pedestrian was found dead on a roadway in Lake Wales. 

Local authorities were called to the scene at the 2000 block of E. State Road 60 at around 3:30 a.m. It was reported that the body was found on the side of the road. The victim was pronounced dead, and it is believed that the incident involved a hit-and-run. 

No additional information has been released at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is in progress. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Hit-&-Run Accidents in Florida

Lake Wales, FL - Pedestrian Found Dead After Hit-&-Run on State Rd 60The number of fatal hit-and-run accidents has reached record highs nationwide in recent years. In Florida, there were 92,247 hit-and-run incidents and 4,554 drunk driving accidents in 2020. Drivers should be held accountable for their crimes if they flee the scene of an accident. Authorities may occasionally be able to identify the responsible party and bring charges against them.

The unexpected loss of a loved one is among life’s darkest and most traumatic events. During these times, in addition to your ongoing pain, you might also experience financial damages. The financial and emotional effects of a family member’s death nearly always affect the surviving family members. This is especially true if the deceased was the primary caregiver or breadwinner for the family. 

If the deceased victim helped others financially, those who relied on them for support must find a means to pay for the resulting damages associated with the fatal accident. Any medical expenses incurred while the dead were fighting for their life can potentially be recovered. The emotional grief and uncertainty felt by those left behind reach a completely new level when a loved one passes away as a result of someone else’s negligence, malice, or stupidity. Fortunately, Florida law provides options for remedies that may help to improve your situation. A Florida wrongful death lawyer can assist you in regaining control of your life as quickly as possible after such a terrible loss.

We understand that you will experience a range of emotions following the loss of a loved one. A Lake Wales wrongful death lawyer can assist you in bringing a claim against the person or entity at fault after a loved one passes away in a horrific and unanticipated accident. Rebein Law has a history of assisting surviving family members to get their financial lives back on track after a death in the family.

Contact Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to discuss how we might be able to aid in your financial recovery following the loss of a loved one.

Note: Secondary sources were used in the creation of this post. Our team has not independently verified the facts surrounding this accident. If any information is not correct, please contact Rebein Law so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request.

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.


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