Tampa, FL (October 12, 2018) - A crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle was reported on Friday, October 12th on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in Tampa. The crash was first reported around 6:30 am.
According to reports, the accident involves serious injuries. It is not clear at this time if the injuries are life-threatening. The crash is near the intersection of Downs Boulevard and UCF Pine Drive. Police are currently on scene. Motorists have been asked to avoid the area while emergency officials investigate the crash and process the accident scene.
There is no information at this time on how the accident occurred and none of those involved have been identified. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
A serious pedestrian crash can happen at any time. With over 10,000 pedestrian crashes reported last year, pedestrian-involved accidents are not uncommon in our state. In fact, Florida ranks at or nor the top of national statistics concerning the rate of pedestrian accidents. With so many pedestrians out and about on a daily basis, it is important for both pedestrians and drivers to keep in mind that they must exercise safety at all times to minimize the risk of tragic results.
Pedestrian crashes tend to occur due to some form of error, whether it is inattention, speeding, impairment or simply careless action on the part of the driver or the pedestrian. In this pedestrian crash, we do not have enough details to say why the accident occurred at this time.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian crash, the attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here for you every step of the way. We know the struggles faced by pedestrians in the aftermath of a serious crash and we can help you overcome the challenges to get back on your feet. To speak with an attorney for free, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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