Tampa, FL (August 21, 2020) - A 16-year-old girl died in a pickup truck accident in Tampa on Friday, August 21st. The crash happened on I-75 around noon.
The Florida Highway Patrol was called to the scene near Fletcher Avenue following reports of an accident. According to troopers, a 16-year-old male was driving a pickup truck on I-75 when he attempted to pass another vehicle. The driver lost control of his truck, causing it to leave the roadway and travel onto the shoulder before overturning. The 16-year-old female passenger was ejected from the truck. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and another passenger sustained minor injuries.
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing. No further information has been released.
A Florida car accident can be a life-altering event for some victims. While many people will walk away from the crash unscathed, others will suffer serious injuries or even death. Unfortunately, there is often little that can be done in order to stop a crash from occurring once the negligent driving is in motion.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the victim's family following this fatal crash in Tampa.
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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