Pinellas Co, FL (May 22, 2021) – On Friday, May 21, a pedestrian sustained fatal injuries after being involved in a motor vehicle accident in the Pinellas County area.
According to initial reports, a 62-year-old man was crossing Interstate 275 at the time of the deadly crash. At around 7 p.m. that evening, the man was hit by an oncoming vehicle near the intersection with 22nd Avenue. Emergency responders were notified of the incident and dispatched to the scene to render aid.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene despite life-saving measures from first responders. It is unknown if the driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. The identity of the deceased victim has not been disclosed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the fatal accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Tampa FL
A pedestrian is at a great disadvantage when involved in a crash with a motor vehicle. Statistics show that those traveling on foot are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in the event of a traffic accident, with thousands of pedestrians losing their lives annually in vehicle collisions. Florida is among five states that account for roughly 47% of pedestrian fatalities nationwide.
There is nothing that rivals the devastation of losing a beloved family member. Following the death of a loved one, surviving family members have to grapple with intense feelings of frustration, compounded by their loss. It is understandable that they would want to hold those responsible accountable for their actions by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the aid of a personal injury lawyer.
Rebein Law’s primary focus is helping families obtain maximum compensation for their losses in the aftermath of a fatal Tampa pedestrian accident. Our knowledge of the law and our tenacity have provided our clients with favorable outcomes following a deadly pedestrian crash in Florida, and we have successfully helped thousands of clients obtain compensation in wrongful death claims. If you have lost a family member in a pedestrian accident, contact Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to discuss your case with a Tampa wrongful death attorney.
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