Tampa, FL (September 2, 2021) – A woman was arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Tampa that occurred on Sunday, August 29.
The site of the deadly accident was located at the crossing of N. 22nd Street and E. 28th Avenue. According to local reports, the incident took place at around 5:30 p.m. The victim, a 60-year-old man, was riding a bicycle at the intersection when he was hit by a beige Nissan Altima.
The driver and passenger reportedly led the scene. They later returned after paramedics had arrived. The injured party reportedly sustained an injury to the arm. He was taken to a nearby hospital and was pronounced dead a few days later. The driver, 33-year-old Chanetra Neely, was arrested for leaving the scene of a deadly car crash.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Florida
Florida is without a doubt one of the most dangerous states for bicycle riders. In 2019, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported 6,633 bicycle accidents, up from the previous year. The number of cyclists killed in the state has also increased, from 150 in 2018 to 155 in 2019. Bicycle accidents account for around 2% of all road deaths each year, with head injuries accounting for the bulk of fatalities.
When someone else’s ineptitude, malice, or stupidity is to blame for a loss, the situation can rapidly turn unpleasant. For individuals who have already suffered a big loss, the financial consequences can be devastating. After losing a loved one in a horrific accident, the last thing you want to feel is alone. Many people who have been affected by a wrongful death are confused about whether or not they require the assistance of a competent Tampa car accident attorney.
Your life is irreversibly changed when a loved one passes away. A wrongful death accident can have terrible psychological and financial consequences. Following the death of a family member, it is easy to get overloaded with new obligations. Unfortunately, many families are unsure of what to do next in order to receive the compensation they are entitled to.
Wrongful Death Lawyers in Tampa
You’ll need a Tampa wrongful death lawyer to help you with every element of your case or claim after losing a loved one in a terrible car accident. It is important to choose a wrongful death attorney who specializes in this type of case. Rebein Law has a long track record of assisting Tampa residents who have lost a loved one in a tragic vehicle accident. At Rebein Law, we know how to handle wrongful death law in Florida because of our years of expertise. We want to assist you in holding the at-fault party responsible for their conduct and ensuring that you get compensated for your losses.
To learn more about how our Tampa bicycle accident attorneys can assist you, call attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 right now.
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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.