Accident involving pedestrian ends in fatality

On September 14, 2018, a fatal accident involving a Gibsonton woman occurred on U.S. 301 in Hillsborough County, Florida.

The pedestrian accident occurred near Sabal Industrial Boulevard. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the woman was walking southbound on the side of U.S. 301 when she was struck in the head by the side mirror of a Ford E350 truck as it was passing her. The victim was transported to Tampa General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Car crashes involving pedestrians can often cause catastrophic and fatal injuries. This is because, pedestrians have no physical protections when struck by a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds. There are many causes of pedestrian accidents:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Rolling through stop signs
  • Making a left-hand turn through an intersection without looking

Tampa pedestrian accident lawyer Robert T. Joyce, Esquire has stated that, “Car and truck accidents involving pedestrians can be very complicated to recreate. It is difficult to establish exactly where the pedestrian was on the road. Further, it is difficult to establish exactly what the driver of the vehicle was doing when the impact occurred. That is why an injured party needs an experienced lawyer to fully investigate the incident to determine who was at fault.”

If you have been involved in an accident involving a large truck or tractor-trailer, please do not hesitate to contact the truck accident lawyers at Joyce & Reyes at (813) 251-2007. The initial consultation is free.