Treasure Island, FL – Pedestrian Dies in Accident on Gulf Blvd

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Treasure Island, FL – Pedestrian Dies in Accident on Gulf Blvd

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Treasure Island, FL (August 8, 2021) – Local authorities in Treasure Island were called to the scene of a fatal pedestrian crash on Saturday, August 7. 

The deadly accident was reported late that evening at around 10:29 p.m. The Treasure Island Police Department revealed that the scene was located on Gulf Boulevard. A 46-year-old woman was reportedly walking on the sidewalk when she was hit by a GMC Sierra. 

The injured party was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Local authorities later revealed that 55-year-old Mark Walters was driving the vehicle when he veered off the roadway and hit the pedestrian. He reportedly showed signs of impairment and was arrested for DUI manslaughter. 

An ongoing investigation into the deadly collision is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Tampa FL 

Treasure Island, FL - Pedestrian Dies in Accident on Gulf BlvdDespite the fact that overall numbers of fatal crashes have decreased, pedestrians are killed or injured in car accidents at an increasing rate each year. In the United States, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes on average in 2017. Florida pedestrians are particularly susceptible, as the state has a history of being a deadly location for pedestrians, particularly in big cities.

Pedestrians are particularly susceptible since there is nothing that can be done to protect them from the full impact of a collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger car passengers to be killed in a vehicle collision.

You’ll need a Tampa wrongful death attorney to represent you with every stage of your case or claim if a loved one was killed in a vehicle accident. For individuals who have previously experienced a tragic loss, the financial consequences of an untimely death can be devastating. The last thing you want to feel after losing a family one in a sudden and terrible disaster is alone, and many individuals who have been touched by wrongful death are unsure if they need the help of a qualified Florida pedestrian accident attorney.

Your life is flipped totally upside down when a loved one passes away, with potentially disastrous financial and emotional effects. It’s all too easy to become overwhelmed by unanticipated and unwanted barriers after the death of a loved one, and many families are unsure what to do next to seek the compensation they deserve.

Rebein Law has a track record of successfully defending Tampa residents who have lost a loved one in a tragic car accident, and our years of experience have taught us how to pursue a wrongful death claim in the state of Florida. We want to help you hold the individual who caused a tragic car accident responsible for their actions and make sure you are paid for any damages you have suffered.

To learn more about how our Tampa personal injury lawyers may help you, call attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 right now.

Note: Secondary sources were used in the creation of this post. Our team has not independently verified the facts surrounding this accident. If any information is not correct, please contact Rebein Law so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request.

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.

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