St Petersburg, FL (June 2, 2021) – On Tuesday, June 1, a Port Richey woman was killed after being fatally struck by an SUV in St. Petersburg.
Local reports revealed that the deadly accident took place that evening at around 9:30 p.m. The scene was located on US-19 near Alt US-19. The pedestrian was reportedly crossing the highway when she was hit by a 51-year-old Lutz man traveling southbound in an SUV.
The injured party was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The driver of the SUV was not injured in the accident. The identity of the deceased party has been withheld.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly collision is being managed by local officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Tampa FL
Pedestrians are at a serious disadvantage when involved in a crash with a motor vehicle. Florida is a particularly dangerous state for pedestrians, and in 2013, the state accounted for roughly 20% of pedestrian deaths nationwide. National statistics reveal that pedestrians are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in the event of a traffic accident.
When the death of a loved one is the result of another person’s negligence or carelessness, it can be truly devastating. When a loved one is killed in a sudden accident, surviving family members are often forced to deal with feelings of frustration and helplessness, in addition to their profound sense of loss. It is only natural that surviving family members would want to bring those responsible for your loved one’s death to justice by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of a personal injury attorney.
At Rebein Law, our primary focus is on helping families recover maximum compensation for their losses associated with a fatal Tampa pedestrian crash. Even in the most complex cases, our knowledge of the law and our tenacity have provided our clients with favorable outcomes in the event of a deadly pedestrian accident in Tampa, and we have successfully helped thousands of clients obtain compensation after the loss of a loved one. If you have lost a loved one in a sudden crash, contact Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to discuss your case with a Tampa wrongful death attorney.
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