A 70-year-old Spring Hill man was killed Tuesday evening after being struck by a car on Sealawn Drive.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was walking west of Ballard Street in the roadway around 6:20 p.m. when he was struck by an Oldsmobile station wagon driven by a 49-year-old Spring Hill man.
As of Wednesday, the crash remains under investigation, according to troopers.
Pedestrians are completely vulnerable when it comes to auto accidents. Because of this, they usually suffer severe injuries and wrongful death when involved in a motor vehicle traffic collision. Nearly 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic accident across the United States in 2012, and other 76,000 pedestrians suffered injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Pedestrian accidents usually involve a unique set of issues. For the most part, inattentive drivers are to blame for these accidents who fail to watch for the presence of pedestrians headed in their direction.
When a pedestrian accident occurs, the injured pedestrian or their family has the same right to seek financial compensation as any motorist involved in a crash. Just like other auto accidents, it is important to consult with an injury lawyer familiar with the laws involved in pedestrian accidents and pedestrian injuries. A Hernando County Auto Accident Attorney at Whittel & Melton can conduct a prompt investigation into the cause of the accident and any injuries, speak with all auto insurance companies involved and work tirelessly to make sure your receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
We help pedestrian auto accident victims and their families with personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits throughout Hernando County, including Spring Hill, Brooksville, Ridge Manor, Weeki Wachee, Hernando Beach and Masaryktown. We encourage you to contact us today online or call 352-666-2121 to discuss your legal concerns with an experienced Hernando County personal injury attorney. Your consultation is always free and you can trust that we will put your best interests above all else.