St Petersburg, FL (July 15, 2021) – Local authorities in St. Petersburg are currently looking for information regarding a driver and the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident on Thursday, July 8.
Local reports indicated that a 6-year-old girl was traveling at the intersection of 55th Avenue S. and 21st Way S. when they were struck by an oncoming vehicle. Law enforcement officials reported the event at around 4 p.m. and indicated that the incident occurred near a local apartment complex in the area. The victim was struck by a white sport-utility vehicle that proceeded to flee the scene.
The child pedestrian was injured in the accident and transported to a local hospital for treatment. At this time, no updates on her current condition have been provided. At this time, local authorities are seeking any information regarding the suspect driver and are encouraging cooperation with the local community.
The ongoing investigation into the incident is being managed by law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Tampa FL
Florida pedestrians are especially vulnerable when you consider that the state has a history for being a scary place for those traveling on foot, particularly in large metropolitan areas. Because there is little that can be done to shield pedestrians from the entire impact of a collision, they are particularly vulnerable.
Statistics show that pedestrians are almost 1.5 times more likely than the occupants of passenger cars 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 traffic death rates have declined. Hit-and-run accidents overwhelmingly impact pedestrians who are more at risk of being seriously injured.
Some pedestrian accident victims question if they require a personal injury lawyer after a serious and unexpected accident, but even the most fundamental injury claims can provide unanticipated challenges for individuals who are unfamiliar with the legal system.
Even if you believe your claim is strong, you should get legal advice from a Tampa pedestrian injury lawyer to ensure that your entitlement to compensation is safeguarded in the case of an accident. It’s possible that this is your first time filing an injury claim, in which case you will need the assistance of a knowledgeable Florida personal injury lawyer.
Rebein Law has extensive expertise assisting pedestrian accident victims in recovering from significant injuries, and we are eager to get started on your case right away. You may be eligible for compensation if a driver is to blame for your injuries in a Tampa pedestrian accident. The first step is to identify a lawyer who has handled pedestrian accident cases before. Our goal is to guarantee that our clients receive the compensation they are entitled to and that their cases are handled properly.
Call Attorney Paul Rebein now at 813-305-7285 to discuss your case if you have been wrongfully harmed by a careless driver.
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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.