Cheval, FL (March 1, 2021) – A two-car collision in Cheval left two people dead on Sunday, February 28.
The deadly accident took place near the crossing of Van Dyke Road and FL-597 at around 1:20 a.m. Local sources revealed that a 62-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman were traveling eastbound on Van Dyke Road at the time of the crash. At the same time, a 43-year-old Tampa woman was heading southbound in a sport-utility vehicle on FL-597, also known as Dave Mabry Highway.
The front-end of the SUV hit the left-side of the other car. At this time, it is unknown who had the right of way. The collision propelled the passenger vehicle across the median and into the northbound lanes of FL-597.
Both occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Deadly T-Bone Collisions in Tampa
When the front of a vehicle collides with the side of another car, it is known as a T-bone or side-impact collision. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were 5,866 fatalities resulting from T-bone crashes nationwide in 2016. This was nearly 26% of traffic-related deaths that year, making it the second-most lethal type of vehicle collision. Only head-on crashes were involved in more fatal collisions that year.
The pain, grief, and emotional trauma associated with the death of a family member can be overwhelming, especially if the accident was caused by a negligent or reckless driver. Families involved in Florida wrongful death cases often suffer from serious financial losses, both immediately and in the future, that require the help of a qualified wrongful death attorney. Some of these losses include the deceased’s medical care, burial costs, and lost future earnings. Family members who have lost a loved one often do not know what to do in order to recover the compensation they deserve after a deadly Florida car crash.
An experienced Florida wrongful death attorney can explain your rights and help you through the process of filing a Tampa wrongful death lawsuit to pursue the compensation that you deserve after the loss of a loved one. The legal team at Catania and Catania is here to fight for your legal rights and make sure you get justice for your lost loved one while ensuring that the responsible party is held accountable. If you have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, contact us today at (813) 544-7096 to discuss your case with an attorney who cares.
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