St Petersburg, FL (January 31, 2022) – A local man was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle while riding an electric scooter in St. Petersburg on Sunday morning, January 30. The fatal crash took place at the intersection of 66th Street and 51st Avenue N. at around 3:30 a.m.
The 23-year-old man was operating a scooter when he was struck by an oncoming car. The at-fault driver reportedly fled the scene. The impact caused the rider to fall onto the roadway.
The victim suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased party has not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Hit-&-Run Accidents in Florida
In the United States, the number of hit-and-run collisions has reached all-time highs. In 2015, there were over 737,100 hit-and-run collisions reported in the United States. This means that on average, one occurred every 43 seconds. In 2016, there were 2,149 confirmed hit-and-run deaths. That number is the highest ever recorded. Pedestrians are killed in car accidents every year in tens of thousands across the United States.
It can be devastating when a loved one dies as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence. Unexpected expenses and other damages are common for the family of a deceased victim. Survivors’ family members frequently express frustration and helplessness. Their sense of betrayal is heightened by the fact that their financial situation is rapidly deteriorating. Surviving family members are only natural in wanting to hold those responsible for their loved one’s death accountable by filing a wrongful death claim with the help of a St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer.
St. Petersburg Wrongful Death Attorneys
Our main goal at Rebein Law is to help families get the most money possible for the losses they have suffered as a result of a fatal car accident. Our track record demonstrates that we can help our clients achieve their goals. Our legal knowledge and tenacity have resulted in favorable outcomes for our clients in even the most difficult cases following a fatal car accident. Thousands of people have benefited from our assistance in obtaining compensation following the death of a loved one. Cases involving wrongful death are among the most difficult to resolve. It can be beneficial to have an experienced St. Petersburg scooter accident lawyer on your side.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to speak with a St. Petersburg wrongful death lawyer about your case.
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