Tampa, FL (February 18, 2022) – A person riding a scooter was hospitalized after being involved in a traffic accident in the Tampa area on Friday morning, February 18. The crash was reported at the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard and Florida Avenue at around 1 a.m.
The victim was riding an electric scooter when they were struck by an oncoming driver. Emergency responders were called to the scene, and the scene was blocked for several hours while paramedics were present. The injured party was transported to a nearby hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries.
No additional information has been provided at this time. An ongoing crash investigation is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Scooter Accidents in Florida
Because of their growing popularity in the United States, e-scooter-related accidents have increased significantly in recent years. Between 2017 and 2019, e-scooter incidents resulted in over 50,000 emergency department visits, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. 27 people died as a result of these incidents, indicating a significant increase in injuries and fatalities.
When a pedestrian is involved in an accident, the person on foot is much more likely to suffer serious injuries. While it is true that pedestrians must keep an eye out for potential road hazards, drivers must also avoid injuring others when operating a vehicle. The majority of the time, drivers fail to keep a proper lookout for pedestrians. Injured pedestrians should contact a Tampa scooter accident lawyer as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Tampa
Our Tampa personal injury lawyers at Rebein Law will advise and counsel you on your legal rights and responsibilities following a pedestrian accident. To achieve the best results, we put our experience, knowledge, and dedication to work for our clients. For many years, our firm has been assisting Tampa residents, and we want to help you get back on your feet after being wrongfully injured by a negligent driver. A large insurance company should never take advantage of you, and our Tampa car accident lawyers believe that drivers who cause serious collisions should be held accountable.
Call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 right away if you’ve been wrongfully injured in a pedestrian accident.
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