Tampa, FL (April 6, 2021) – On Monday, April 5, six people were injured following a car accident in the Tampa area.
At around 8:30 p.m. that night, a car hit a disabled vehicle on Interstate 275 near mile marker 31. The stopped car was reportedly experiencing mechanical problems, causing the driver to pull over. Two women, ages 22 and 20, stopped to assist the driver.
When the vehicle was hit, it struck both the pedestrians who were assisting at the scene. Both of the samaritans were injured in the accident. Both drivers and two passengers also sustained injuries and were hospitalized.
No further updates on the conditions of the crash victims have been provided. Local authorities are managing the ongoing accident investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Tampa Florida
When drivers pull over onto the side of a busy highway, they become a target for reckless drivers. Pedestrian accidents run rampant on Florida highways, and the resulting injuries are often severe. Statistics show that pedestrians are almost 1.5 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in a vehicle collision. In 2017, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes on average, with a total of 5,977 pedestrian fatalities occurring that year.
Pedestrians are at a serious disadvantage when involved in a crash with a motor vehicle and are more likely to suffer from life-threatening injuries. Unlike those traveling in passenger cars, pedestrians have little protection from the full impact of an accident, and the resulting injuries can be life-changing. Drivers are required to yield the right of way and share the road with pedestrians. A Florida pedestrian injury lawyer can help recover financial compensation for your injuries after being hit by a negligent driver.
Few people expect to be seriously injured in a Florida pedestrian accident, but thousands of pedestrians are injured across the state each year and require help to pursue legal compensation for their damages. Many injured parties are unsure of how to seek compensation for their injuries after an accident. The legal team at Catania and Catania is here to fight to ensure you receive the justice you deserve. Give our offices a call today at (813) 544-7096 to discuss your case with a qualified Florida personal injury lawyer.
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