Ruskin, FL (January 30, 2019) - A 1-year-old child was killed after being run over by a vehicle near his home on Tuesday, January 29th. Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office were called to a mobile home park in on 27th Street Southeast in Ruskin around 2:00 pm.
A neighbor who witnessed the event said that the child was playing in his front yard with a dog. At the same time, a neighbor was attempting to leave the boy's residence. The neighbor struck the boy as she pulled out of the driveway. The young child was rushed to St. John's Hospital South where he was pronounced dead just before 3:00 pm.
Police are still looking into the crash at this time. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played a role in the incident. There is no additional information available.
This tragic incident is a reminder that an accident can occur at almost any place where people are gathered and that accidents are not simply limited to streets and highways. In this crash, there does not appear to be a clear cause at this time. Police will continue to investigate in an effort to determine whether this was simply a tragic and unavoidable crash or whether the driver of the vehicle could have avoided the incident through the exercise of reasonable caution.
In Florida, over 250,000 people were injured in traffic accidents last year. If you or a loved one find yourself in this position, you can count on the attorneys at Rubenstein Law to help fight for the compensation you deserve. We represent victims of all types of Florida personal injury accidents. For a free consultation, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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