Clearwater, FL (August 17, 2020) – This afternoon, police responded to the scene of a car accident with injuries in Clearwater.
Pinellas County authorities were dispatched to the scene of an accident around 1:13 p.m. this afternoon at the intersection of Ulmerton Road and 49th Street. While there, they discovered that two vehicles collided with one another after entering the intersection at the same time.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the collision where they assisted those with injuries. The injured victims were transported to the hospital, though police have not yet commented on how many were hospitalized.
Police confirmed that the roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for a period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Florida
Car accidents happen every single hour of the day in Florida. This is perhaps one of the biggest reasons why Florida experiences many more injurious accidents every year than other states within the U.S. In fact, in just one recent year’s time, over 254,000 people were injured in these horrific accidents due to the negligence of others. These accidents happen everywhere within the state but one of the most popular places for these collisions is at intersections. With millions of car accidents happening in the U.S. at intersections in one year’s time, it is no surprise that many of these accidents happen in Florida. If you have been injured in a Florida car accident, you might wonder where you can turn in your time of need.
Intersections are known for posing many dangers, which is why drivers should always be prepared for anything in these areas on our roads. In the blink of an eye, a speeding driver may plow through an intersection because they are not paying attention to the area around them. A distracted driver could be too focused on what is on their phone screen rather than the fact that a red light changed. Accidents take place faster than anything and can cause catastrophic damages to those involved. Many people believe that intersection accidents are nothing more than a minor fender-bender but this is not always the case. If you have suffered injuries due to one of these accidents, it is essential that you seek the help of a car accident attorney in Florida immediately.
Because the aftermath of a car accident can impact you in many ways, our skilled personal injury attorneys at Catania & Catania are here to help you. We understand how overwhelming and difficult the aftermath of a car accident can be, especially when it has happened so unexpectedly. You have many rights and options under Florida law and should never have to stand alone. If you have suffered injuries due to an accident that is not your fault, please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Florida at (813) 544-7096 for the help you deserve.
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