Bradenton, FL (April 8, 2019) - A man died and a woman was seriously hurt when their vehicles collided with one another on Monday, April 8th. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash took place at the intersection of 28th Avenue East and 61st Street East.
Troopers say that 63-year-old James Pietarila was driving northbound on 28th in a 2000 Dodge Dakota. Petralia came to a stop sign and entered the intersection before colliding with a 2017 Dodge Journey driven by a 46-year-old woman. The woman tried to avoid the collision but collided with the left side of Pietarila's truck. Pietarila was seriously hurt and was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The woman was also taken to Manatee Memorial with serious injuries.
The road remained closed for several hours but was reopened Monday afternoon.
Fatal car accidents take place approximately eight times per day throughout our state. These crashes can change many lives in a matter of seconds, including the family and friends of the victims who must pick up the pieces and move on following the crash. Needless to say, the adjustment period can be very difficult. Our hearts go out to the Pietarila family, who lost their loved one in this Manatee County crash
If you have lost a loved one in a Florida car accident, our team of Florida wrongful death attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here to help. We can help you and your family receive the compensation you deserve following a fatal crash. For your free consultation, please give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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