A pedestrian was killed late Tuesday in Tampa.
According to police, the pedestrian was struck near the intersection of West Hillsborough Avenue and North Tampania Avenue.
Officers have not released details of the crash, but said the driver did stay at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
The identity of the person killed has yet to be released.
Even the most careful pedestrians risk their lives when crossing a busy street, especially at night. If a driver is distracted or simply cannot stop on time, they can hit a pedestrian, which likely will result in serious personal injuries or fatalities. Pedestrians injured in a vehicle crash can suffer physical injuries as well as emotional trauma, lost wages and other damages. If death occurs, the pedestrians surviving family members may be able to collect damages for their pain and suffering.
Florida is home to the top four metropolitan areas on the list of most dangerous large metro areas for walking in the country. The top spots go to:
- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater
- Miami-Fort-Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
If you or someone you care for suffered personal injuries or wrongful death in a pedestrian crash, you could be entitled to compensation. Our Tampa Bay Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton know that money cannot undo your injuries or bring your loved one back, but we also know that it can help your family maintain financial security while you heal and/or grieve.
Call us today at 727-823-0000 or contact us online to see how we can assist you in pursuing your claim.