Tampa, FL (February 17, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in the Tampa area on Thursday morning, February 17. The deadly crash took place on Dale Mabry Highway at around 7:15 a.m.
A southbound vehicle was reportedly in the process of making a turn onto Humphrey Street. A pedestrian was crossing west on the highway and entered the path of the oncoming vehicle. The victim was struck by the car and transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The injured party was later pronounced dead.
No further information has been released at this time. An ongoing crash investigation is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
In 2017, a pedestrian was killed by a motor vehicle nearly every 88 minutes in the United States, with 5,977 pedestrians killed on American roads. In the event of a collision, pedestrians in Florida are especially vulnerable to serious injuries. With 708 pedestrian deaths reported in 2019, Florida had the second-highest number of pedestrian deaths in the country.
It can be devastating when a loved one dies as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence. Unexpected expenses and other damages are common for the family of a deceased victim. Survivors’ family members frequently express frustration and helplessness. Their sense of betrayal is heightened by the fact that their financial situation is rapidly deteriorating. Surviving family members are only natural in wanting to hold those responsible for their loved one’s death accountable by filing a wrongful death claim with the help of a Tampa personal injury lawyer.
Pedestrian Crash Attorneys in Tampa
Our main goal at Rebein Law 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. Our legal knowledge and tenacity have resulted in favorable outcomes for our clients in even the most difficult cases following a fatal car accident. Thousands of people have benefited from our assistance in obtaining compensation following the death of a loved one. Cases involving wrongful death are among the most difficult to resolve. It can be beneficial to have an experienced Tampa pedestrian accident lawyer on your side.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to speak with a Tampa wrongful death lawyer about your case.
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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.