Tampa, FL (July 29, 2020) - A 49-year-old man from Land O' Lakes died after his car was hit by a semitrailer on East Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa. The crash happened around 2:20 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29th.
Police say that the man was traveling westbound when he stopped for a traffic light near a Tampa Bay office campus. A semitrailer driven by a 28-year-old man from Midland, Texas approached the car from behind and failed to stop, causing a collision. The car was pushed into the intersection before coming to rest in the grassy median. The driver of the car died at the scene while the truck driver sustained minor injuries. Neither driver was identified following the crash.
An investigation is ongoing at this time and there is no further information available.
The loss of a loved one in a Florida car accident is a truly devastating and heartbreaking experience. Each year in our state, about 3,000 people are killed in combined traffic accidents. This number reflects a significant number of victims who are killed due to the actions of reckless and careless drivers. These victims are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and end up suffering the consequences of another driver's inattention to the roadway.
Our most sincere thoughts and condolences are with the victim's family following this tragic crash in Tampa.
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