Tampa, FL (May 25, 2021) - A man was killed in a pedestrian crash that took place in Tampa on Tuesday, May 25th. The crash was reported just after 5:00 a.m. on Harney Road near Hillsborough Avenue.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash scene. Deputies say that a man was walking in the road when he was hit by a vehicle. The unidentified man was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he later died. There is no word on the events leading up to the accident at this time and it is not clear if the driver remained at the scene.
A crash investigation is ongoing. No further details are available.
Fatal pedestrian accidents in Florida occur, on average, twice per day. In addition to the fatal accidents, many other serious accidents will also take place. Unfortunately, pedestrians are at a very high risk of being injured or killed in crashes, especially compared to victims in other types of accidents. Pedestrians have few protections from the force and impact of a serious collision, thus making them more vulnerable to injuries.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim's family following this fatal pedestrian 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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