Tampa, FL (February 7, 2022) – A local man was killed while trying to help at the scene of an accident in the Tampa area on Monday morning, February 7. The deadly crash was reported on Interstate 75 at around 2:40 a.m.
Local reports revealed that a tanker truck overturned and collided with another vehicle. A third car slowed down on the highway and was rear-ended by another passenger vehicle. A 28-year-od Tampa man in a black Lexus stopped on the side of the road to help those involved in the initial accident.
The man was fatally hit by a tractor-trailer hauling lumber on the interstate. He sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Florida
In 2017, nearly every 88 minutes, a pedestrian was killed by a motor vehicle in the United States, with 5,977 pedestrians killed on American roads. Pedestrians in Florida are especially vulnerable to serious injuries in the event of a collision. In 2019, Florida had the second-highest number of pedestrian deaths in the country, with 708 reported.
When a loved one dies as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, it can be devastating. For the family of a deceased victim, unexpected expenses and other damages are common. Family members of survivors frequently express frustration and helplessness. The fact that their financial situation is rapidly deteriorating adds to their sense of betrayal. It is only natural for surviving family members to want to hold those responsible for their loved one’s death accountable by filing a wrongful death claim with the assistance of a Tampa personal injury lawyer.
Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Tampa
At Rebein Law, our main goal is to assist families in obtaining the maximum amount of compensation for the losses they have suffered as a result of a fatal car accident. Our track record shows that we can assist our clients in achieving their objectives. Even in the most difficult cases following a fatal car accident, our legal knowledge and tenacity have resulted in favorable outcomes for our clients. Thousands of people have benefited from our help in obtaining compensation after a loved one has died. Wrongful death cases are among the most difficult to resolve. Having an experienced Tampa pedestrian accident lawyer on your side can be beneficial.
Call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to speak with a Tampa wrongful death lawyer about your case if you have lost a loved one in a car accident.
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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.