Bartow, FL (February 26, 2020) – On Tuesday night around 8 p.m., February 25, a man was struck and killed in a fatal pedestrian crash on FL-700.
The man was identified as 44-year-old Thomas Morrison who was walking when he was suddenly struck by a deputy’s cruiser around the area of Old Eagle Lake Bartow Road.
The deputy was driving northbound at the time and did not have his lights or sirens on. He suddenly struck the man, who was on the roadway for reasons that are still under investigation.
The deputy tried to swerve but still struck the pedestrian. He remained at the scene and contacted police.
The pedestrian, on the other hand, was taken to Bartow Regional Medical Center where he passed away from his injuries.
The investigation into the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Between 2008 and 2017, statistics showed that approximately 5,433 pedestrians lost their lives in Florida pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roadways due to the fact that they have few protections from harm. In the midst of one of these accident cases, family members might wonder where they should turn. It is essential that they have the professional help of a wrongful death attorney on their side.
Our attorneys at Catania & Catania have diligently assisted numerous victims on their path toward compensation after a life-altering accident. We believe that many family members feel lost and as if they are standing alone after an accident that is not their fault. If you have lost somebody close to you in an accident, please contact our accident attorneys at (813) 544-7096 for the help you deserve.
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