Man Killed in Tampa Bay Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident
Another Tampa pedestrian has died in an early morning hit-and-run accident. A 30-year-old man was on foot on the northbound lanes of Seminole Boulevard in Largo, just south of 119th Avenue N, when he was hit by a northbound vehicle around 2 a.m. on Sunday, February 13. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) investigators say the driver of the unknown vehicle involved did not stop and TampaBay.com reports the FHP is asking the public, or any witnesses, to contact FHP Cpl. Jim Atwood at 727-570-5010, ext. 309 if they have any information as to what led up to the fatal collision.
Our condolences go out to the friends and family of this man.
With nearly 700,000 hit-and-run reports each year in the nation, our state ranks third in the number of Tampa hit-and-run accidents. The Governors Highway Safety Association has just released figures that show in 2009 nationwide there were 4,092 pedestrian fatalities, an increase of 0.4 percent at a time when traffic fatalities are declining.
To combat the trend, the Florida pedestrian accident lawyers at the Farah & Farah law firm have joined Hit-and-Run Reward, a national program financed exclusively by personal injury attorneys who believe if you report a hit-and-run driver you will keep a dangerous driver off the road and you could receive a financial reward of $1,000 for anyone you turn in who is later convicted of the hit-and-run. Visit our website for more information on Hit-and-Run Reward. The number to report a hit-and-run driver is 1-800-644-8678.