St. Petersburg, FL (January 6, 2019) - A man was killed in a crash in St. Petersburg on Saturday, January 5th. The accident took place around 2:30 pm at the intersection of 49th Street North and 46th Avenue North.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 69-year-old John Burdette was driving a 2003 Ford Sedan southbound on 49th Street when he entered the intersection and collided with a 2017 Ford Ranger traveling eastbound. Burdette suffered critical injuries and was rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the truck, 56-year-old Cathy Shea was uninjured in the crash.
There were no charges filed in the accident and no further information is available at this time.
We wish to extend our condolences to the family of John Burdette following this fatal traffic accident in St. Petersburg. A fatal crash is reported on our streets and highways about every three hours. Fatal crashes happen suddenly and unexpectedly and leave loved ones no time to gain closure from the loss of their friend or family member. At Rubenstein Law, we see firsthand the heartbreak that is caused by these tragedies.
If you have lost a loved one to a crash that was not their fault, you could have legal rights, including a wrongful death claim against the responsible driver. Our Florida wrongful death attorneys have represented families in these claims for decades. We bring a mix of skills, experience, and compassion to a difficult situation.
For a free consultation regarding your claim, please call us any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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