St Pete Beach, FL (October 17, 2022) – On Sunday, October 16, a woman was killed and another was hurt after a pedestrian accident in the St. Pete Beach area.
At around 7 p.m., it was reported that two pedestrians were crossing at the 700 block of Gulf Way. Both women were hit by a 21-year-old driver that was making a left turn onto the roadway. The injured parties, identified as 68-year-old Maria Rodriguez and 56-year-old Lynn Gilliland, were transported to a local hospital.
Rodriguez was later pronounced dead. No additional information has been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is in the hands of local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Maria Rodriguez at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Florida
In Florida, pedestrians are more likely to be hurt or killed in vehicle accidents. Between 2010 and 2019, there were more than 6,000 pedestrian fatalities in Florida as a result of being hit by a car. Since the year 2019, there have been a growing number of instances involving hurt pedestrians.
When someone dies as a direct result of the excessive negligence or recklessness of another person, this is referred to as wrongful death. One of the most awful things that may happen to surviving family members is a wrongful death, but it’s also one of the most avoidable. The agony that the loved ones of the deceased experience as a result of this devastating loss is unfathomable.
In the event that someone is killed as a result of another person’s carelessness or negligence, the victim’s family and beneficiaries may bring a wrongful death claim in order to recover damages from the murderer. The loss of a loved one cannot be made up for by money or anything else. Our knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys have seen, however, that wrongful death compensation may aid bereaved Florida families in finding comfort and regaining their financial stability after the loss of a family member who supported the family.
You and your family may be entitled to compensation if a member of your family died as a result of someone else’s negligence. With the help of a St. Pete Beach pedestrian accident attorney, you may make a claim to have the party liable for the costs paid. Contact Rebein Law if you ever experience the unfair and untimely death of a family member.
Call 813-305-7285 to speak with Attorney Paul Rebein about how we might be able to aid in your recovery if there has been a wrongful death in the family.
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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.