Tampa, FL – Deadly Car Crash Reported on US 17 near Bartow

Last updated Thursday, December 29th, 2022

Tampa, FL – Deadly Car Crash Reported on US 17 near Bartow

Tampa, FL (August 14, 2022) – At least one person lost their life in a car accident reported in Tampa on the morning of August 12. At approximately 5:47 a.m., the incident was reported to police in the area who promptly responded to the scene. 

Officials including paramedics, police, and firefighters were seen rendering aid at the scene. An unknown number of vehicles collided on US 17 near Bartow and took the life of one or more people. 

At this time, what caused the crash remains under local law enforcement investigation. Traffic was delayed in the area for an extended time period while emergency crews were present on the roadway. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family or families of the deceased victim(s) at this time. No further information has been reported concerning the nature or cause of the incident. 

Florida Car Crashes

Tampa, FL - Fatal Car Wreck on US 17 near BartowCar wrecks in Florida are not an uncommon occurrence, happening over 1,000 times per day. On average, over 400,000 vehicle collisions are reported per year in the Sunshine State that injure more than 150,000 people and take the lives of more than 3,000. Florida is among the top three states in the nation with the most car crashes reported per year, along with Texas and California. Due to its extremely high population, Florida is a very dangerous state when it comes to the prevalence of car crashes. 

In the United States, more than 6 million auto accidents are reported per year that injure and take the lives of millions of people. About 3 million are injured every year in car crashes in the United States while close to 40,000 individuals lose their lives due to these accidents. 

It can be difficult and overwhelming to suffer severe injuries in a car crash. You may be stuck in the hospital recovering for days, weeks, or even months after you sustain severe injuries in a car accident. Depending on the nature and severity of your injuries, your life could be negatively affected in numerous ways. 

An auto accident lawyer can help you make a full recovery after you were hurt in a car accident. Especially if you believe that your collision was the result of driver negligence. Being injured by driver negligence usually qualifies injured victims to collect financial compensation for their losses and damages. 

Financial compensation can pay for numerous costs related to your collision if you were hurt by a negligent driver. The cost of medical care can be extremely expensive, especially if your injuries are severe. 

A car crash attorney in Tampa can help you get the money you need to financially recover after you’re injured in a car accident. Rebein Law has been in the business of helping injured accident victims make full recoveries for decades. We will build you a strong legal claim so you can get your life back on track after being hurt by a negligent driver. 

Call our law office at (813) 305-7285 as soon as you can to discuss your legal options.

Note: Secondary sources were used in the creation of this post. Our team has not independently verified the facts surrounding this accident. If any information is not correct, please contact Rebein Law so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request.

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.

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