Tampa, FL (May 8, 2021) – There was one man killed after a serious crash occurred in the Tampa area on Saturday evening, May 8.
The 66-year-old Brandon man was killed when the driver of the car he was riding in crashed. The incident occurred around 10:45 p.m. Saturday near the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard exit. The victim was a passenger in a car headed southbound on I-75 and driven by a 59-year-old Largo woman, the Highway Patrol said.
When the woman realized she was driving towards the wrong exit, she suddenly veered to the left and cut off a pickup truck. The man driving the pickup rear-ended the car, causing it to spin into the grassy shoulder of the interstate, hit a metal support for a highway sign, and crash into a tree.
The pickup came to come to a stop on the west shoulder and the driver sustained minor injuries. The woman driving the car suffered serious injuries and was taken to an area medical center.
Her passenger also was taken to a hospital but was later pronounced dead.
The investigation is still underway, and further details have not been released.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Auto Accidents in Tampa
When you hit the road, there is no fool-proof way to avoid a sudden collision. Florida roadways are some of the most dangerous in the nation, and there are more than 400,000 auto accidents reported annually in the state. There are over 15 million licensed drivers in Florida, and statistics show that around 5% of motorists in the state will be involved in a crash in a given year. Roughly 3,000 people are killed annually in Florida car wrecks.
After a Florida car accident, pursuing a personal injury claim can leave victims seriously confused and frustrated. You need a law firm with an understanding of the law to make sure that your legal rights are protected, but many accident victims are unsure of where to begin. Instead of trying to figure it out on your own, you should contact a Florida personal injury attorney. The guidance of a trusted lawyer can make the difference between an unsatisfactory settlement and obtaining full compensation for your damages.
Rebein Law has years of experience helping the residents of Tampa by providing aggressive legal representation after being injured in an accident, and we are here to help you through the difficult time following a serious injury. We are known for our attention to detail and the ability to bring your case to a successful resolution, and our team of Tampa car crash attorneys will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. Call Attorney Paul Rebein today at 813-305-7285 to discuss your case.
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