Palm Harbor, FL (January 27, 2019) - The Florida Highway Patrol is looking into a fatal crash that took place in Pinellas County on Sunday, January 27th. The crash happened just before 5:00 am on East Lake Drive near the intersection with Pasado Drive.
Authorities report that 25-year-old Kyle Birdyshaw was traveling northbound on East Lake in a Ford Focus. For unknown reasons, Birdyshaw lost control of the car and crashed into a light pole. Birdyshaw's passenger, a 37-year-old man, suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead from the impact of the crash. Birdyshaw suffered serious injuries. The deceased passenger has not been named pending notification of next-of-kin.
The roadway was wet at the time of the crash but it is not known if weather played a role. Police shut down the road temporarily while they investigated at the scene but traffic has since been allowed to pass through the road is now reopen.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the man who lost his life in this tragic Palm Harbor Crash. Under Florida personal injury law, anyone who is hurt by another driver's negligence has a legal right to bring a personal injury claim. This extends to passengers in vehicles where the driver causes the crash. If a passenger is killed by a driver's negligence then the passenger's family may also bring a wrongful death suit against the driver.
If you or a loved one have been affected by negligence in the Tampa area or anywhere across our state, the attorneys at Rubenstein Law want to help. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Give us a call 24/7 at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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