Tampa, FL (May 12, 2020) – Tampa police are currently investigating a fatal pedestrian crash on Hillsborough Avenue that occurred early Tuesday morning. The crash happened shortly before 5 AM at the intersection of West Hillsborough Avenue and North Dale Mabry Highway, according to police. A pedestrian was killed in the incident.
The eastbound lanes of Hillsborough Avenue were closed off for several hours while officers investigated the scene. No more information is currently available at this time.
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Pedestrian accidents in Florida are traumatic for everyone involved, including the families of the victims. When an accident occurs due to reckless actions — such as distracted driving — it is even more heartbreaking because it could have been easily avoided. Our hearts go out to all the individuals and family members who were affected by this fatal pedestrian crash on Hillsborough Avenue.
At Perenich The Law Firm, we have a personal responsibility to serve pedestrians who have been injured on Florida’s roadways due to negligent actions. We understand the pain and suffering that these accidents entail. By providing information on these local crashes, we hope to raise awareness of the impact that these tragedies have in our everyday lives and increase safety throughout our Tampa community. The information in these posts are taken from publicly available sources. Photos are not meant to be representative of the accident itself.
In Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough counties, residents too often hear news reports of pedestrians being struck and seriously injured or killed by motorists, often during a hit-and-run. These accidents are frequently caused by the careless or reckless conduct of the driver. Additionally, many pedestrian accidents occur at night in areas where there is insufficient lighting and no sidewalk. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident caused by someone else’s negligence, please contact our experienced Tampa Bay pedestrian accident attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.