Palmetto, FL (November 30, 2020) – On Sunday night, November 29, a fatal pedestrian crash took place on a major highway in Palmetto.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident took place on I-75 near the area of the Buckeye Overpass. An 18-year-old man was attempting to cross the roadway when he was struck by the 28-year-old driver of a Dodge Ram pickup truck.
The 18-year-old pedestrian was taken to Tampa General Hospital. He was pronounced dead while there.
The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene and told police that he failed to see the man in the roadway. At the time of the crash, traffic was slow due to a prior crash.
The roadway was blocked in numerous lanes for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads who are prone to some of the worst harm when involved in collisions with large vehicles. Between the years 2005 and 2014, it was determined that approximately 5,100 pedestrians were killed in catastrophic accidents throughout the state of Florida. Losing a loved one to a pedestrian accident might be one of the most difficult things that you have ever endured. You and your family have options moving forward.
Because pedestrians have the right-of-way on our roads, this means that drivers are always supposed to be careful and watch out for these at-risk parties on our roads. Losing someone you love can impact your life in many ways and leave you feeling both helpless and alone. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you can move forward on a financial level. It is important that you seek the immediate help of a pedestrian accident attorney in Florida as soon as possible. See our proven track record of success representing those who have lost loved ones in Florida at https://www.cataniaandcatania.com/testimonials/.
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