Zephyrhills, FL (January 6, 2021) - A 16-year-old boy from Zephyrhills was killed in a crash that took place on Wednesday, January 6th. The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. on Autumn Palm Drive.
According to a report, a 27-year-old woman from Zephyrhills was driving southbound on Autumn Palm Drive near Tucker Road when she struck a 16-year-old boy who was in the southbound lanes of Autumn Palm Drive. The driver failed to see the boy prior to the crash. The teenage victim was airlifted to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The driver was not injured in the accident and remained at the crash scene.
There is no word on any charges at this time. No further information is available.
According to statistics, about 250,000 injuries and more than 3,000 fatalities are reported in Florida car accidents each year. Not every car accident will result in injuries and some will only cause property damage. However, many crashes are very serious in nature and can cause serious injuries, including head trauma, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and even death in the worst-case scenario. Sadly, many victims of car accidents in Florida are innocent motorists who are hurt when they come into contact with a negligent driver.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victim's family following this fatal crash in Zephyrhills.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals and 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 or personal injury that are 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 for the tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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