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Man riding scooter dies after getting hit by truck; driver arrested

On Behalf of | Nov 1, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

It is unfortunate, but many Wesley Chapel area residents are affected by a tragic accident each year. These accidents claim the lives of innocent victims and turn a family’s life upside down. A recent accident in St. Petersburg claims the life of a man.

Deadly accident in St. Petersburg

An accident recently occurred at the intersection of 66th St. North and 54th Ave. North in St. Petersburg. A woman driving a truck ran a red light and hit a man on a scooter. The victim died at the scene as the result of his injuries. The woman driving the truck has been arrested and is facing DUI manslaughter charges as well as violation of probation and possession of a controlled substance.

Holding a negligent driver accountable

No one expects their loved one will be the victim of a serious accident. Unfortunately, too many families have to face this reality each year. A legal professional who specializes in personal injury can help get a family the answers they deserve. They can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses, review the police report, and help determine what happened to cause the accident and who is at fault. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.

Wrongful death lawsuit

The victim’s family may be able to bring a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. These cases are complex and rely on numerous factors. Family members should learn more about their legal rights after a loved one is killed in an accident to protect their future.