A 50-year-old Orlando man was killed early Sunday morning after being struck by a car while standing on a road in Spring Hill.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was standing on Northcliffe Boulevard when he was hit around 3:28 a.m. by a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta travelling westbound.
The collision that took place near Hayes Street sent the man onto the grass median. FHP said the man died at the scene.
The 25-year-old driver of New Port Richey was not harmed nor was his passenger, 24, of Trinity.
As of now, charges are pending in the case.
All Drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles in a safe manner, and that includes keeping an eye out for pedestrians and their safety. The potential damage of a car accident involving a pedestrian in the street or walking in a crosswalk can be catastrophic, even at low speeds. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian auto accident, or if a loved one was killed after being struck by a car, a Hernando County Auto Accident Attorney at Whittel & Melton can help. We take immense pride in holding negligent or reckless drivers accountable for their actions and helping victims and their families recover the full and fair compensation they need and deserve so they can move on with their lives.
We can assist with pedestrian accident cases involving:
• Wrongful Death
• Hit-and-run Accidents
• Drunk Drivers
• Speeding or Distracted Driving
• Crosswalk Collisions
Remember, we can begin assisting you immediately following you or your loved ones accident. You don’t have to wait to speak with us until a dispute arises with the insurance company. We understand that your family has a lot to deal with during this difficult time, and we can work proactively to make sure you receive the maximum compensation for any medical bills, lost wages and physical and emotional pain.
Insurance adjusters for pedestrian auto accidents tend to move rather quickly in these types of cases, so you should too. Their job is to look for ways to avoid paying you full and fair financial compensation. Insurance companies have many tricks up their sleeves and will certainly try and take advantage of the fact that you may not have a full understanding of the financial compensation you are entitled to. A Hernando County Auto Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help you understand how much compensation you should receive and make sure the insurance company does to try and trick you into accepting an offer that is much less than what your case is actually worth.
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We handle all of our personal injury, wrongful death and car accident cases on a contingency basis. This means we do not charge any legal fees unless we obtain a successful settlement on your behalf. To discuss the facts of your case, call us today at 352-666-2121.