A Lakeland man was hit and killed Sunday night while crossing the road.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident on Broadway Avenue in Lakeland around 11:30 p.m.
Deputies believe the 22-year-old was crossing Broadway Avenue when he was hit by a Toyota Highlander. The 28-year-old driver apparently knew she hit something, but did not immediately stop to see what it was or realize that it was a person, and continued to drive to her home a quarter of a mile away.
Once at home, the woman called 9-1-1 and returned to the area of the accident to look for the victim.
The victim was transported to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center where he passed away.
Pedestrian accidents happen more often than we’d like and are definitely traumatic accidents. A pedestrian’s unprotected body cannot withstand the impact of a collision with a two-ton, perhaps even heavier, vehicle.
Victims of pedestrian accidents suffer severe injuries and sometimes death. Some of the most common injuries our Tampa Bay Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton see include:
- Broken Bones
- Skull Fractures
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Internal Bleeding
- Nerve Damage
- Torn Ligaments
- Lacerations And Bruising
- Wrongful Death
If your loved one has been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident, please let us help you through this difficult time. We know that no amount of money can bring back your loved one, but it can help you make sure your family’s future is secure.
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