Sarasota, FL (May 4, 2021) – On Sunday, May 2, a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in the Sarasota area.
The site of the deadly pedestrian crash was located at the intersection of US-301 and 21st Street. A 57-year-old Sarasota man was reportedly crossing the roadway when he was struck by a pickup truck. First responders were called to the scene to provide aid to the injured party.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead. The identity of the deceased victim has not been revealed at this time. No further updates on the deadly accident have been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the incident is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Tampa FL
A pedestrian has the same right to use the road as any other traveler. Sadly, many drivers fail to look out for those traveling on foot, causing catastrophic crashes in the progress. In 2017, there were 5,977 pedestrians killed nationwide, meaning that a deadly pedestrian accident occurred every 88 minutes on average. Florida is among five states that make up nearly 47% of pedestrian deaths in the United States.
The preventable death of a loved one can be a shattering and entirely traumatic experience for surviving family members, and no amount of compensation can ever make up for the death of a loved one. Florida wrongful death suits can be raised from careless acts, including a car crash, resulting in the death of a family member, in order to recover lost compensation for a representative of the deceased. Surviving family members should consult with a Tampa wrongful death lawyer who can help guide them through the process and construct a strong legal claim after the loss of a family member of a deadly accident.
If you are filing a Florida wrongful death claim in Tampa, hiring an attorney from Catania and Catania can significantly benefit your case and put you on track to recover deserved legal compensation. We know how to litigate wrongful death lawsuits in Florida and can adapt our strategies to the unique circumstances of your case, and our experienced personal injury lawyers will fight for the legal rights of families who have lost a loved one. Contact our offices today at (813) 544-7096 if you have lost a family member in a deadly Tampa pedestrian accident.
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