Hillsborough County, FL (July 14, 2020) - The Tampa Police Department responded to a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a motorcycle on Tuesday, July 14th. The crash took place on the Selmon Expressway near the intersection with North 21st Street.
When officials arrived at the scene, they located the motorcyclist lying in the roadway. The victim was pronounced dead at the crash scene. His identity has not been revealed at this time. The driver who caused the crash fled the scene before police could arrive. The roadways were closed for several hours while crews worked at the scene.
Police are still investigating the crash at this time. No additional details are available.
We extend our thoughts to the victim's family following this fatal crash in Hillsborough County. Each year, about 250,000 injury accidents take place in Florida. Many of these crashes involve motorcycles. While motorcycle riding can be a fun activity and a hobby for some, the dangers of riding cannot be understated. Even if every possible precaution is followed, accidents still happen and, in some accidents, an innocent motorcyclist can sustain serious or fatal injuries in a matter of seconds
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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