Weeki Wachee, FL (November 19, 2022) – A man from Weeki Wachee lost his life early Saturday morning, November 19, in a fatal pedestrian crash. A woman from Sarasota was sent to the hospital as a result of the incident.
Information provided by the Florida Highway Patrol reveals that a 19-year-old female was headed north on Marvelwood Road, south of Osprey Avenue when she hit two pedestrians.
The accident occurred at around 1:00 a.m. One of the pedestrians, identified as a man from Weeki Wachee, age 44, lost his life in the crash. The woman he was accompanied by, a Sarasota resident, age 37, was transported to a local hospital with injuries.
What caused the crash to occur is currently under investigation by local police. No further information has been reported at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured party in hopes of a full recovery.
Florida Car Crashes
Statistics concerning pedestrian crashes in the United States show that there were 49,340 more pedestrian deaths between 2008 and 2017 than in the previous decade. This is a 35.7% increase. This is equal to about 13 pedestrians losing their lives each day throughout the nation.
It is heartbreaking to deal with the death of a loved one. Oftentimes, family members are blindsided by these fatalities and the financial and emotional burdens brought on by them. For this reason, attempting to come to terms with such a loss can feel like an impossible task. This is especially true when a loved one is lost due to the negligent, reckless, or careless actions of another person.
When someone you love loses their live as a result of negligent driving, you will have a lot on your plate. Planning funeral and burial services are just a sliver of what you will have to deal with. Working with a wrongful death lawyer at a time like this could prove to be extremely beneficial to you and your family. If you know that your loved one lost their life because of the negligent acts of another person, you may be eligible to collect financial compensation that can help you a great deal during this difficult time.
You can file a wrongful death claim with an attorney from Rebein Law in order to hold the negligent party responsible for their actions. At our law firm, we know how difficult a situation of this nature can be, which is why we have made it a personal and professional duty of ours to help people like you through times like these. A wrongful death attorney in Weeki Wachee can help you get the compensation you need to pay for funeral costs, medical bills, and more.
Call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to discuss how we might be able to support your recovery.
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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.