Tampa, FL (March 14, 2022) – Two men were killed after being hit by a car while changing a tire on Interstate 275 in Tampa on Sunday.
Local reports revealed that a 73-year-old man pulled over at a left front tire blew out on the highway. The man was later assisted by a 30-year-old man who arrived at the scene. While both men were on the driver’s side of the vehicle, both were struck by a 36-year-old man.
The other driver reportedly swerved and hit the two pedestrians after falling asleep at the wheel. The younger man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the older victim was taken to a hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
No other injuries were reported. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims) at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in Florida
In the United States, a pedestrian was killed by a car nearly every 88 minutes in 2017. That year, 5,977 pedestrians were killed on American streets. 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. It’s understandable that surviving family members want to file a wrongful death claim with the help of a Tampa pedestrian accident lawyer in order to hold those who caused their loved one’s death accountable.
Wrongful Death 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 personal injury 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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