Plant City, FL (January 15, 2020) – This morning, one person was killed and another was hospitalized after a pedestrian accident on Sammonds Road in Plant City.
The incident began at 11 a.m. when two detectives with the Plant City Police Department were conducting surveillance on a pickup truck with a 31-year-old man and 36-year-old woman inside.
Police attempted to stop the vehicle at United Food on Sammonds Road in Plant City. The two tried to flee the scene by ramming into the police cruiser. The vehicle propelled forward and struck an officer.
The injured detective was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with internal trauma but has since been listed in stable condition.
Later on, one of the suspects was shot and killed while the other was injured.
Police continue their investigation of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Pedestrian accidents have been on the rise in Florida for many years. In fact, in 2012, it was reported that Florida experienced the third-highest rate of pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Because pedestrians have no protection from harm, they tend to receive the most catastrophic injuries out of any other victims. It is important that victims speak with a skilled pedestrian accident attorney in Florida after one of these accidents.
Our skilled and dedicated attorneys at Catania & Catania have assisted thousands of victims after they have been harmed in an accident that was not their fault. Drivers are urged to watch out for the well-being of these vulnerable parties on our roads as to not cause serious and life-threatening accidents. If you have been harmed and believe that another party is at fault, please contact our skilled law firm at (813) 544-7096 for the help you deserve.
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