Pasco County, FL (August 26, 2020) - A 2-year-old boy was airlifted to the hospital following a pedestrian accident in Pasco County on Wednesday, August 26th. The crash took place in the 9000 block of Mark Twain Lane in Port Richey.
According to police, a 37-year-old driver was traveling southbound on Mark Twain when he struck the boy, who had run into the street. The boy was behind trash cans when the crash occurred. Rescue workers arrived at the scene and treated the young child for serious injuries before he was taken to the hospital. There were no other injuries reported in the accident.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating. No further information is available.
We are saddened to hear of this pedestrian accident in Pasco County. Each day in Florida, pedestrians are seriously hurt or killed when they are involved in accidents across our state. A Florida pedestrian accident can certainly be a life-changing event for all involved and many of these accidents occur due to the negligence of third parties on our roadways.
We wish to offer our thoughts to the young victim's family following this tragic incident.
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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