Ruskin, FL (October 16, 2020) – Around 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning, October 16, a fatal pedestrian accident took place in Ruskin.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the collision took place at the intersection of US-41 and 11th Avenue when a pedestrian was struck by a sports utility vehicle. The driver of the SUV was headed southbound in the area when the pedestrian started to cross the street and was struck.
The pedestrian was identified as a 78-year-old man. He was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene of the accident.
The driver of the SUV remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
Highway Patrol continues its investigation into the accident at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most severe collisions on our roads that lead to some of the most catastrophic harm. Between 2005 and 2014, approximately 5,142 people were killed in these accidents due to the negligence of others. Losing somebody you love in a collision caused by another party might be one of the most difficult things that you have ever faced. Pedestrian accidents can typically be prevented but happen in the blink of an eye when a driver is not paying close attention to the roads around them. You and your family have options if you have lost somebody you love in an accident.
Because pedestrians have few protections from harm on our roads, serious collisions involving these parties take place in the blink of an eye. Nobody is ever prepared to face the aftermath of a pedestrian accident on their own, especially when somebody you love has lost their life in a collision. As you grieve your losses, you may wonder where you can turn for the compensation you deserve. It is important that you seek the help of a pedestrian accident attorney in Florida after you have lost a loved one as a result of an accident.
Our Florida accident attorneys at Catania & Catania are here for you after you have lost a loved one as a result of a collision. Pedestrian accidents are known for being highly severe and life-altering in nature, which can impact your life on emotional and financial levels. An attorney can answer any questions that you have concerning deadlines that you will have to meet and evidence that will be most useful in your case. It is important that you have the dedicated help of an attorney as you move forward. Please contact a Florida wrongful death attorney at (813) 544-7096 to find out how we can assist you.
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