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Posts tagged "Wrongful Death"

Florida man charged with DUI manslaughter, teen bicyclist killed

Each year hundreds of bicyclists are struck in road accidents, and a sizeable percentage of these accidents prove to be fatal. Recently, a female football player at Seminole High School here in Florida who was riding her bike was hit and killed by a drunk driver. The deadly crash happened on the Indian Rocks Causeway Bridge.

Man arrested in hit-and-run death of young child

The loss of a child is a terrible experience, especially for the child's parents. The parents of the deceased child may have a hard time accepting the sudden passing of their loved one. In one incident in Florida, a person was recently arrested in connection to a fatal hit-and-run that killed an 8-year-old girl back in March. The motorist was charged with leaving the scene of a crash with a fatality and vehicular homicide.

Family of woman killed by garbage truck files lawsuit

The loss of a loved one is unbearable for any family and causes emotional distress and sadness. Losing someone brings emotional stress, especially if the loved one died in an accident. The recent incident of a lawsuit filing against the City of Tampa by the family of a woman who was hit and killed by a city garbage truck nearly nine months ago is a shocking reminder of the consequences of a wrongful death.

Teen killed by driver fleeing the scene of a prior crash

An 18-year-old from Manatee County, which is south of the Tampa area, died after her vehicle was hit by another motorist running through a red light. The other motorist was attempting to flee after being involved in a separate, unrelated car accident. The impact flipped the teen's truck and sent it in to a nearby utility pole.

Four killed in Florida car crash

A head-on collision in Central Florida resulted in four fatalities, two of the victims being a teen girl and her grandmother. The accident happened on Christmas, and the girl was spending time with her grandmother, who had recently been widowed. The accident was serious enough to attract the attention of Tampa media outlets.

Tampa is the home to the country's deadliest highway

Interstate 4 in the Tampa area is, at least according to one report, the deadliest major highway in the country. This route, which runs across Florida from Tampa through Orlando and over to Daytona Beach, reportedly experienced 165 traffic deaths over a recent five-year period. Since the highway is only 122 miles long, this translates to 1.25 deaths per mile of highway.

Florida pedestrians do not fare well on the roads

Residents of Tampa who have tried to walk downtown or in other busy areas probably realize that navigating through traffic is risky. Others may have noticed lots of articles in the local papers about pedestrians in this state who got seriously hurt or even died after a car hit them.

Deadly bridge accident results in fines

Many residents of the Tampa area probably remember last spring's deadly pedestrian bridge collapse in another big city in Florida that resulted in 6 fatalities and several serious injuries. One of the victims who died was a worker, and 5 of the injuries also involved people on the clock.

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