St Petersburg, FL (April 4, 2022) – A pedestrian lost their life after being hit by a motor vehicle in St. Petersburg on Sunday morning, April 3. The deadly crash was reported on Central Avenue at around 1 a.m.
A white Chevrolet SUV was reportedly traveling west on the roadway. A pedestrian was walking along the road when they were struck by the vehicle. The victim was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg where they were later pronounced dead.
The deceased party was later identified as 34-year-old Meghan Prettyman of Gainesville. No additional information has been provided.
Local authorities are handling the ongoing crash investigation.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Meghan Prettyman at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
In the United States, a pedestrian was killed by a car nearly every 88 minutes in 2017. That year, 5,977 pedestrians were killed on American streets. In the event of a collision, pedestrians in Florida are especially vulnerable to serious injuries. With 708 pedestrian deaths reported in 2019, Florida had the second-highest number of pedestrian deaths in the country.
When a loved one dies as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, it can be devastating. 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. It’s understandable that surviving family members want to file a wrongful death claim with the help of a St. Petersburg pedestrian accident lawyer in order to hold those who caused their loved one’s death accountable.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in St. Petersburg
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 personal injury 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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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.