Sarasota, FL (February 14, 2020) – The Florida Highway Patrol has been working on an investigation into a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident at 33rd Street East.
The victim was identified as a 26-year-old man who was walking in the area when he was struck by a vehicle. His body was thrown into a ditch near 33rd Street East.
Police confirmed that the driver fled the scene and those in the area discovered the body after the accident. They have not yet identified the driver but are still searching. Police have found that the driver who is responsible was likely in a burgundy vehicle.
At this time, 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 vulnerable parties on our roads, which means that they are prone to some of the worst harm. Between the years 2008 and 2017, it was determined that approximately 5,433 pedestrians lost their lives in these serious and life-altering collisions due to negligent drivers. When a driver fails to pay close attention to the roads before them, these accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Families should be prepared to speak with a wrongful death attorney in their time of need.
At Catania & Catania, our skilled accident attorneys have assisted multiple victims on their path toward compensation. We will help you navigate the legal system and work toward compensation for aspects like lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact our attorneys in Florida for more information at (813) 544-7096.
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