Tampa, FL (March 6, 2019) - A 63-year-old wheelchair-bound man suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a car while trying to cross Nebraska Avenue. The incident took place just before 10:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4th.
The man was at the intersection with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when he tried to cross and was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Nebraska. The driver of the car stopped momentarily, exited the vehicle, got back in, and began fleeing in a northbound direction on Nebraska. The victim's identity has not been released at this time.
Police are looking for a driver of medium height and build who is approximately 50 years old. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-473-TIPS.
Last year, there were over 10,000 reported pedestrian crashes. A pedestrian is especially vulnerable while on busy roadways, at nighttime, or in early morning hours, as in this accident. A pedestrian who uses the road before daylight should take certain safety precautions, including traveling in only well-lighted areas, carrying a flashlight or other illuminating device and remaining far enough off the roadway to avoid being struck by a vehicle.
If you are hurt in a pedestrian accident, you are likely facing painful injuries and an uncertain future. Fortunately, there is hope. The Florida pedestrian accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law will work tirelessly to make sure you are fairly compensated following a pedestrian accident that was not your fault. If we can help you, call us today for a free consultation, 1-800 FL-Legal.
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