Hillsborough County, FL (April 15, 2019) - A St. Petersburg woman suffered injuries in a hit-and-run crash on the Howard Frankland Bridge on Saturday, April 13th.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Thessalonia M. Edwards was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus in the northbound lanes of I-275 along the bridge when a vehicle changed lanes in front of her. The vehicle struck the right of side of her Taurus. After the impact, the unknown driver fled the scene of the crash. Edwards suffered injuries and was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital.
Police are still looking for the suspected driver at this time.
Reportable car accidents happen every 92 seconds in Florida. Hit-and-run crashes will account for about a quarter of all car accidents in our state. When you have suffered injuries in a hit-and-run accident, you are left feeling frustrated and angry at the other party. Drivers have both a legal and a moral obligation to stay on the scene when they are responsible for causing a crash. The failure to comply with this duty can subject the responsible party to both civil and criminal penalties.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida car accident attorneys have decades of experience helping victims of someone else's negligence. We will have your back every step of the way. For a free consultation, please contact us 24/7 at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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.
Note: These posts are created using publicly available (secondary) sources, information has not been independently verified. If you see information that should be corrected, please bring it to our attention and we will make adjustments.