Hillsborough Co, MS (April 8, 2021) – On Wednesday night, April 7, a cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Hillsborough County.
Local reports revealed that the deadly accident occurred at the corner of FL-580 and W. Hamilton Avenue at around 8:15 p.m. A 23-year-old Tampa man was riding his bike westbound on Dale Mabry Highway when he entered the path of a sport-utility vehicle, and the man was hit by the SUV.
The driver exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot after hitting the rider. The cyclist suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead by responding medical personnel. Authorities are currently seeking information on the identity of the driver.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Bicycle Accidents in Florida
There has been an explosion in bicycle use in the Florida area. There were 6,633 bicycle accidents reported across the state in 2019, resulting in 155 fatalities. The majority of fatal hit-and-run accidents involve pedestrians and cyclists, who are at greater risk of being fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident.
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.
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 in a fatal bicycle crash in Florida, contact us today at (813) 544-7096 to discuss your case with an attorney who cares.
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Disclaimer: Our intent with these posts is to honor the victims of these accidents and inform the public about how to avoid these accidents and what to do in the event of one. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scenes.
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