St Petersburg, FL (November 8, 2021) – A pedestrian accident in the St. Petersburg area on Sunday night, November 7, ended in the death of a local man. The fatal crash occurred at the 2100 block of 5th Avenue N. at around 7:15 p.m.
A wheelchair-bound pedestrian was crossing the roadway when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The driver reportedly fled the scene of the crash. The area was completely closed as emergency responders were on-site.
The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead by attending paramedics. The identity of the deceased victim has not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing accident investigation is being handled by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
In 2017, a pedestrian was murdered every 88 minutes on average in the United States. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable in Florida. The state has a reputation for being a dangerous place for pedestrians, and this is particularly true in major cities. While overall traffic fatalities are down, pedestrian deaths continue to climb nationwide.
Even if you believe your claim is unbeatable, you should still speak with a St. Petersburg pedestrian injury lawyer to ensure that your right to compensation is protected in the event of an accident. Many pedestrian accident victims do not know that they need the services of a personal injury lawyer after being involved in a crosswalk accident. Even claims that seem straightforward can present unexpected challenges to those with little legal experience. It’s possible that this is your first time filing a personal injury claim. You should contact an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer to help with your claim.
Pedestrian Crash Lawyers in St. Petersburg
If the driver is to blame for your injuries after a pedestrian accident, you may be able to recover compensation 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 experience assisting pedestrian accident victims who have sustained serious injuries. We want to get started on your case as soon as possible. Our St. Petersburg wrongful death 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 discuss your case if you have been wrongfully injured 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.