St. Petersburg, FL (November 29, 2019) – On Wednesday night, November 27, police responded to the scene of a serious pedestrian accident involving a child in St. Petersburg.
According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, the accident took place at the intersection of 9th Avenue and 16th Street. An 8-year-old was allegedly crossing the street with a larger group of children. A driver saw the children passing and stopped to let them pass but another driver drove right into the group, striking the 8-year-old.
The driver was in a white van and did not see that the other vehicle stopped. The driver remained at the scene of the accident and has been cooperating with the police.
The 8-year-old girl was taken to the John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and remains in critical condition at this time.
The investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Florida experiences some of the highest rates of pedestrian accidents than any other state in the U.S. Pedestrians are typically left feeling confused after a collision, especially if they or a loved one have experienced serious injuries and are left to fend for themselves. Holding a party liable for their negligent acts is important, especially when drivers are supposed to always use duty of care around child pedestrians. Children are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads and prone to the worst harm. It is important that a victim has the help of a pedestrian accident attorney on their side every step of the way.
Our skilled and compassionate attorneys at Catania & Catania continue to stand by the sides of victims in their time of need after an accident. We understand that you might be feeling overwhelmed on physical, emotional, and financial levels after a party has caused you harm. If you are feeling lost and confused after an accident, please contact a Florida accident attorney at (813) 544-7096 for more information on your legal options.
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