Largo, FL (September 23, 2021) – On Wednesday, September 22, an accident involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle was reported in the Largo area.
According to reports, a pedestrian was reportedly leaving a bus stop near the roadway when they were hit. The collision occurred in the 100 block of E. Bay Drive. Local police and emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene at around 5:20 p.m.
The victim was transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital for treatment of critical injuries. The identity of the victim has not been disclosed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Florida Auto-Pedestrian Accidents
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 injured in car accidents at an increasing rate each year, despite general mortality rates declining.
In 2017, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes on average in the United States. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable in Florida. The state has a negative image as a risky place to visit. There isn’t much that can be done to shield humans from a collision’s full force. Pedestrians are thus more prone to suffer major injuries as a result of this.
If the driver is to blame for your injuries following a pedestrian collision, you may be able to collect the money you need to get back on your feet. Choosing an attorney with experience in pedestrian accident cases is the first step in your recovery. Rebein Law has extensive expertise in assisting pedestrian accident victims who have sustained catastrophic injuries. We want to get started on your case as soon as possible.
Even if you believe your claim is unbeatable, you should still speak with a Largo pedestrian injury lawyer to ensure that your right to compensation is preserved in the event of an accident. Many pedestrian accident victims are perplexed as to why they require the services of a personal injury lawyer after being involved in a crosswalk accident. Even the most certain injury cases, however, can provide unanticipated challenges to persons with little legal knowledge. It’s possible that this is your first time filing a personal injury claim. For assistance, you should contact an expert Florida personal injury lawyer.
Largo Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Our Largo automobile accident lawyers want to make sure that our clients get the compensation they deserve and that their cases are handled fairly. Contact attorney Paul Rebein today at 813-305-7285 to explore your case if you have been wrongfully injured by a careless driver.
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.