Tampa, FL (July 17, 2021) – A passenger was killed in Tampa while riding as a passenger in a vehicle driven by a drunk driver on Friday, July 16.
Local reports revealed that the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Bearss Avenue early that morning at around 2:30 a.m. Authorities reported that 21-year-old Taylor Silva was headed eastbound on Bearss Avenue approaching a red light at Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Silva then drove his blue Hyundai Santa Fe onto the roadway median, running the red light and crossing the intersection.
The vehicle left the roadway where the passenger side crashed into a tree. The area was closed for several hours after paramedics arrived at the scene. Emergency responders had to use the jaws of life to extricate the passenger from the vehicle. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Silva was taken into custody for charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide. An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is underway. More details will be made public as the inquiry continues.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Drunk Driving Accidents in Tampa FL
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a drunk driver kills one person every 52 minutes in the United States, culminating in approximately 28 deaths per day due to drunk driving accidents. According to government estimates, drunk drivers cause about 10,000 fatalities on America’s roadways each year. In 2016, over a quarter of all fatal accidents happened when a motorist was under the influence of alcohol. A Tampa wrongful death attorney can help family members obtain lost compensation following a fatal vehicle collision caused by a negligent motorist.
Many individuals are unsure what to do when a loved one dies in a traffic accident, and less understand what to do in order to seek the justice they deserve. After losing a loved one in an unexpected catastrophe, your life may never be the same, and the ramifications might be catastrophic to your emotional and financial well-being. With the help of a professional Florida personal injury lawyer, the families of those who have died as a result of an unforeseen tragedy can seek justice.
At Rebein Law, our legal experience has taught us how to effectively defend families whose loved ones have died in a Florida car accident. It’s critical to hire an attorney with a lot of experience handling wrongful death claims. A wrongful death attorney in Tampa can help surviving families with every element of their case or claim, including monetary compensation.
Rebein Law has a track record of helping bereaved families. We want to help you hold the responsible person responsible for any damages you’ve suffered as a result of a tragic vehicle accident.
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