Multiple people were hit and injured Thursday morning in Tampa, including students at a bus stop, according to police.
The crash occurred at E. Bougainvillea Avenue and Marvy Avenue around 8 a.m.
Witnesses stated the vehicle was speeding on Bougainvillea Ave. before hitting the pedestrians on the south side of the street.
Police said two adults and three juveniles were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. One juvenile has been listed in critical condition.
Bougainvillea is currently shut down between N. 15 St. and N. 18th St.
Officials said the driver has been taken into custody and the investigation remains ongoing.
A driver may be speeding, distracted, intoxicated or just driving carelessly and cause a serious collision. Pedestrian vs. car accidents typically result in serious injuries to pedestrians. Injuries can include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries and even death.
Pedestrian accidents are often caused by a driver’s failure to obey the posted speed limit, as this case shows. If a motorist is speeding when a light turns red, the driver may not be able to stop in time to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver is speeding, the violent impact of the collision may throw the pedestrian into the air and cause their head or face to collide with the windshield or hood of the vehicle.
If you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident due to another driver’s negligence, you should seek legal representation right away. Our Tampa Bay Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton may be able to help you. We will review the specifics of your accident free of charge and let you know what your legal options are for pursuing compensation for damages. Call us today at 813-221-3200 or contact us online for a free consultation to find out more about how we may be able to assist you.