Lakeland, FL (August 2, 2021) – A pedestrian accident in Lakeland on Saturday, July 31, ended in a fatality. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred on Mann Road at around 10:30 p.m. that evening.
Local authorities were notified of a man who was struck by a motor vehicle. According to an initial investigation, a 60-year-old man was pushing his bike along the roadway when he was hit by an unspecified type of car.
The injured pedestrian was transported to a nearby hospital where he was reported in critical condition. Despite lifesaving measures from emergency personnel, he was later pronounced dead. No further updates on the deadly crash have been revealed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the fatal collision is being handled by local law enforcement officials, and additional details will be released as it progresses.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Tampa FL
Pedestrians in Florida are especially vulnerable since the state has a history of being a dangerous place for pedestrians, especially in major cities. Because there is little that can be done to shield pedestrians from the entire impact of a collision, they are particularly vulnerable. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger car occupants to be killed in a vehicle collision, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Pedestrians are killed or wounded in vehicle accidents at a rising rate each year, despite the fact that overall rates of fatal collisions have declined. Pedestrians are disproportionately affected by hit-and-runs, as they are more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries. In 2017, a pedestrian was murdered every 88 minutes on average in the United States.
After a loved one’s life is abruptly disrupted by another’s irresponsibility, families are frequently left in a terrible situation, and rehabilitation may be a lengthy and arduous fight for those who are close to the victim. People are driven to express themselves in the middle of their grief, and bringing a lawsuit is usually the last thing on their minds. A knowledgeable Tampa pedestrian accident lawyer can help you win a Florida wrongful death lawsuit. Working with a qualified Tampa personal injury lawyer can help you get the best possible result.
Rebein Law is dedicated to aiding surviving families in obtaining compensation following a tragic event. We will do everything we can to help you. Every one of our Florida car accident lawyers has proven time and time again that they are capable of obtaining good outcomes.
Our Tampa wrongful death attorneys can help you and your family get through this difficult time by ensuring that those who are responsible are brought to justice. This method is followed beginning with the filing of a lawsuit against the responsible party or the responsible party’s insurance provider.
If you or a loved one has been killed or seriously injured in a car accident in Florida, call attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 right away.
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