St Petersburg, FL (May 25, 2022) – The rider of an electric scooter was killed after being struck by a driver in St. Petersburg on Sunday morning, May 22. The deadly accident took place at the 3500 block of 34th Street N. at around 3 a.m.
Local reports revealed that the victim was headed westbound in the median lane on an electric scooter. It was at that time that the rider was struck by a driver also traveling in the median. The at-fault driver led the scene without rendering aid to the injured party. The injured party sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect vehicle was described as a dark-colored Toyota sedan. No further information has been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Hit-&-Run Crashes in Florida
The number of hit-and-run collisions in the United States has reached all-time highs. Over 737,100 hit-and-run incidents were recorded in the United States in 2015. This indicates that one happened every 43 seconds on average. There were 2,149 verified hit-and-run fatalities in 2016. That is the largest number ever reported. Every year, tens of thousands of pedestrians are murdered in vehicle accidents throughout the United States.
Nothing can ever compensate for the damage caused to a family member as a result of another’s carelessness or bad behavior. Your life has altered dramatically and may never be the same again. The person who is responsible must be held accountable. Although it may be difficult to continue operating after a loss, you only have a certain amount of time in Florida to initiate a case against the responsible party. You lose all rights when that time period has passed. You do not have to go through this on your own.
Rebein Law’s main goal 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. Even under the most difficult circumstances after a tragic automobile accident, our legal expertise and tenacity have helped our clients obtain beneficial outcomes. Thousands of people have benefited from our assistance in obtaining compensation after the loss of a loved one. Wrongful death claims are notoriously difficult to resolve. It may be beneficial to have a skilled attorney on your side.
If you have lost a loved one in a Florida car accident, call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to speak with a St. Petersburg wrongful death lawyer about your claim.
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