Hillsborough County, FL (January 12, 2019) - An undercover deputy with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office was involved in a fatal crash after he struck a 15-year-old boy on Friday, January 11th. The incident took place at the intersection of 124th Avenue and Florida Avenue.
The deputy, who has not been identified, had a green light at the intersection. He swerved to avoid a pedestrian but struck the boy in the process. The boy suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. He has also not been identified at this time. Neither the pedestrian nor the boy was in a crosswalk when the accident took place.
Police are still investigating the crash and there is no word on whether any charges will be filed at this time.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the 15-year-old boy killed in this tragic incident in Hillsborough County. Losing a family member to a traffic crash is a devastating event and is even more devastating when a child is involved.
Each day, about two pedestrians will die in traffic crashes in our state. In every pedestrian crash, police must carefully examine the circumstances of the accident and the accident scene itself in order to determine whether the driver was at fault.
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a Florida pedestrian crash, you should seek the services of an experienced pedestrian accident attorney to secure your legal rights. At Rubenstein Law, we will look into the circumstances surrounding your case. We are committed to obtaining compensation to those who have suffered injuries as a result of another's negligence on our roadways.
For a free consultation, please contact us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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