A pedestrian was hit by a pickup truck and seriously injured in Seminole on Saturday evening, according to authorities.
The 51-year-old man of Clearwater was crossing 54th Avenue N. at Seminole Boulevard inside the crosswalk, but against the “Don’t Walk” pedestrian signal, around 6:50 p.m., the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
He was struck by a a 2013 Dodge pickup truck driven by a 24-year-old man.
Investigators believe the driver was apparently driving the speed limit when she saw the pedestrian at the last minute and swerved unsuccessfully to miss him.
The pedestrian was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with life-threatening injuries.
Detectives say the pedestrian may have been impaired at the time, but the truck driver showed no signs of impairment.
There are a number of injuries that can be sustained as result of a pedestrian being involved in a truck accident:
- Brain Traumas
- Broken Bones
- Skull Fractures
- Internal Injuries
- Mental Trauma
- Lifelong pain and suffering
- Wrongful Death
If you or a family member has been injured as a result of a pedestrian truck accident that was not your fault, our Tampa Bay Pedestrian Accident Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help. You are not alone, and you do have a right to compensation. While compensation may not remedy your injuries, it will help to facilitate rehabilitation and ease the burden of recovery and medical costs. You may be entitled to recover damages as a result of a driver’s negligence, and there may be more than one entity with legal responsibilities to you.
If you have been injured in Pinellas County or the surrounding areas, do not hesitate to contact our office and learn more about your rights to compensation under the law. Call us today at 727-823-0000.