Car accident lawyers in Tampa often see cases involving two cars. Sometimes, their clients are pedestrians who are hit by a car or bus. In all of these cases, they have to prove that the other driver was negligent in order to get their clients the compensation they deserve. In Tampa on Tuesday, an entirely different kind of accident took place at the intersection of Dale Mabry Highway and West Waters Avenue. A 64-year old woman was driving her Toyota Prius when a man in a wheelchair entered her path. The woman hit the wheelchair. The man was taken to the hospital and later died. So the Accident in Tampa kills man in wheelchair.
The police were on the scene and conducted an investigation. It showed that the driver was in the outside lane and was driving through a green light at the time of the collision. There is no proof that she did anything wrong. In fact, the investigators confirmed that the man in the wheelchair did truly come out of nowhere.
There’s also no explanation for why the 66-year old man in the wheelchair entered the intersection at this time. One can speculate that perhaps he was confused or maybe had lost control of his chair. We may never know exactly what happened here.
The family of the man in the wheelchair may still have a legal claim against the driver. Or, if they find that there was an issue with the traffic signals, his family may have a claim against the city. Only time will tell.
This accident just goes to show you that there’s no telling when an accident can happen. There doesn’t necessarily need to be one party at fault. As tragic as this accident is, the victim’s family can at least file a claim for damages.
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18 years old Maliyah Waters was involved in a St Petersburg crash in which several passengers were ejected, and two of them passed away: 1-1/2-year-old