St. Petersburg, FL (November 23, 2018) - A pedestrian was seriously hurt after being struck by a vehicle in St. Petersburg on Thursday, November 22nd.
26-year-old Jerry Dickens was crossing the road at the 100 block of Third Street N around 3:00 am when he was struck by a Hyundai Sonata. The driver of the Sonata has been identified as 55-year-old Joseph Fovara. Dickens was rushed to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with life-threatening injuries. Dickens remained at the scene and cooperated with the police investigation.
At this time, the cause of the crash remains under review. Officers have not determined if Fovara will face any charges for striking Dickens.
Each year, over 10,000 pedestrian injury accidents are reported. Accidents involving pedestrians tend to also involve serious and catastrophic injuries.
When a pedestrian accident occurs, it is imperative to determine who was at fault. An experienced Florida pedestrian accident attorney can assist in documenting the scene of the crash and can help build your case against the driver when you were not at fault. At Rubenstein Law, we have over 30 years of experience assisting injured pedestrians and we will work tirelessly to obtain appropriate compensation for you if you have been hurt in a pedestrian crash.
For a free consultation with one of our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys, contact us any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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