Lutz, FL (February 9, 2021) - Police and rescue workers responded to the scene of an accident on College Avenue around 7:55 p.m. on Monday. The crash took place on College Avenue near the intersection with State Road 674.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 15-year-old boy from Ruskin was riding a motorcycle across a sidewalk when he was hit by a car traveling on College Avenue. The two occupants of the vehicle fled the scene following the accident. The 15-year-old sustained serious injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. There is no word on his condition at this time. No additional injuries were reported as a result of the accident.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing. No additional details are available.
No one ever expects to be involved in a crash when they get into a vehicle. The reality, however, is that a reportable car accident in Florida takes place about once every 90 seconds. These numbers place the Sunshine State at or near the top of all national statistics when it comes to crashes, making Florida one of the most dangerous states in the nation. Motorists on our roadways should always exercise the greatest level of caution and safety in order to avoid or lower their risks of being involved in a serious accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim following this serious traffic accident in Lutz.
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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