A 59-year-old woman hit a 52-year-old woman with her Chevrolet Equinox
SUV on the Interstate 4 in Polk County, Florida on June 1. The victim,
C.S., had been reported missing by her husband and died at the scene.
C.S. was reportedly celebrating her birthday at the Reunion Resort in
Orlando. Officials reported that the driver, N.S., was not speeding or
impaired when she hit C.S. Sheriff's deputies believe that C.S. may
have been hit by multiple vehicles and are continuing to investigate the
crash. N.S. has not been charged with a crime.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70,000 pedestrians
were injured in traffic accidents in the United States in 2010. 4,280
pedestrians died that year, and
pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than people riding in cars to be killed in a
crash on each trip. Adults over the age of 65, children and impaired pedestrians
are at a greater risk for injury and death. Almost 50% of crashes involving
a pedestrian involved either a driver or pedestrian who was impaired by
alcohol. Additionally, higher speeds contributed to a greater number of
pedestrian injuries and more severe injuries.
Were you or a loved one injured by a vehicle while you were walking? Sustaining
injury due to an accident can have serious repercussions. We know that
you may never work again and may face expensive medical bills, and our
Tampa pedestrian accident lawyer can help you obtain the compensation
you deserve. With almost two decades of combined experience assisting
injury victims, the legal team at Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at
Law is prepared to assist you in seeking justice. Take advantage of the
free case evaluation to learn more about your rights options. For information about the fee
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