Pasco County, FL (February 13, 2019) - A 28-year-old woman from New Port Richey sustained serious injuries in a pedestrian crash that took place on Monday, February, 11th.
Shana Nicole Lanis was attempting to cross US 301 just after 9:30 pm. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Lanis was walking southbound along the shoulder when she walked into the path of a 2001 Chevrolet Tracker. The Tracker collided with Lanis, causing critical injuries. Lanis was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Troopers are still investigating the crash but no charges are pending at this time.
Approximately 10,000 people will be injured this year in pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians are an extremely vulnerable group and most accidents involving pedestrians will lead to serious injuries or even death in the most catastrophic cases.
A pedestrian crash must be closely investigated to determine how it occurred. Authorities will take pictures of the crash scene and will perform a reconstruction of the events as they occurred. Innocent pedestrians who are hurt due to the negligence of drivers will have a legal claim for compensation.
If you have been hurt following a Florida pedestrian accident, the attorneys at Rubenstein Law will fight zealously to protect your rights. For over 30 years, we have assisted those injured by negligent drivers. If we can help you, give us a call any time for a free consultation. 1-800 FL-Legal.
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