Tampa, FL (May 12, 2019) - A woman is dead after she was struck by a vehicle while unloading items from one vehicle to another on I-75. The incident took place on Saturday, May 11th.
According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, the woman was moving items from a disabled vehicle onto another vehicle when she was struck by a Hummer that was traveling at a high rate of speed down the highway. The woman, who has not been identified at this time, was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The Hummer driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police. All southbound lanes of the highway were closed following the collision.
Charges are pending against the driver at this time.
We are saddened to hear of the tragic death of the victim in this I-75 incident. Drivers and motorists are especially vulnerable to serious and deadly crashes when they are outside of their vehicle alongside streets and highways. Even a single mistake can have catastrophic consequences in this scenario. From initial reports, it appears as though the driver will be held legally responsible for this crash.
If you or a loved one have been affected by negligence on the streets or highways of our state, the Florida car accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here to help. We will assist you in obtaining the compensation you need to help you move forward with your life.
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