Tampa, FL (April 8, 2021) – A deadly accident in the Tampa area on Wednesday, April 7, left a Lutz man dead and a passenger injured.
According to local reports, the fatal crash occurred on Selmon Expressway near 50th Street. At around 3:30 p.m., the 43-year-old Lutz man was driving down the roadway when he experienced a medical emergency, causing him to crash the vehicle. The car hit a barrier wall before coming to an abrupt stop.
The driver suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, an unidentified woman, was listed in critical condition. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Wrecks in Tampa Florida
There are more than 400,000 auto accidents reported in Florida in a given year, and the state has one of the highest roadway fatality rates in the nation. An estimated 5% of drivers in the state are involved annually in vehicle collisions, contributing to over 3,000 fatalities each year. There were nearly 30,000 crashes reported in Hillsborough County in 2018, resulting in 179 fatalities that year.
In most cases, the negligence of one or more parties is responsible for serious car crashes across the state of Florida, and these collisions can leave victims with severe or life-threatening injuries. What you do in the moments immediately following a crash can greatly impact any potential Florida personal injury claim, determining your ability to obtain a reasonable settlement. Injured parties should contact a Tampa car crash attorney for efficient, knowledgeable, and compassionate legal representation.
The team of lawyers at Catania and Catania strives to help victims who are harmed in collisions throughout Florida to ensure their rights are protected after being unfairly injured by a reckless driver. Our legal team is dedicated to fighting for victims to ensure they have the compensation they deserve to cover the medical treatment they need to make a full recovery. If you have been unfairly injured in a Tampa car crash, contact us today at (813) 544-7096 to see how we can help.
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