A Plant City man who fled a fatal accident was arrested and charged with a hit and run after he hit a pedestrian. The accident happened on State Road 60 on Saturday, March 28, the Florida Highway Patrol informed.
The crash occurred about 9:17 p.m. on westbound SR 60 east of State Road 39 in Hillsborough County.
Forty-three-year-old Barry Anthony Rambert from Plant City died at the scene.
Twenty-one-year-old Chaunathon Khatsavone Phonsana also from Plant City was charged with one count of Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Death. Impairment was excluded as a factor for the crash, troopers said.
Troopers informed that Phonsana was driving a 2008 Infiniti G37 going west in the outside lane of SR 60. A 2008 Honda Accord was also driving west on SR 60.
The man who died in the accident was walking, then laid down in the travel lanes of SR 60. He was crashed twice, first by the Infiniti then by the Honda, troopers informed.
Troopers said the Infiniti fled the scene after the crash, but the police found him shortly after the accident.
Pedestrian accidents are very common in Florida. The risk of being hit by a vehicle is always present. It is not that drivers are always careless; pedestrians too can be the reason for the accident because of many reasons such as not crossing the road at the marked crosswalk, for example.
Drivers can drive under the influence, be careless or negligent, and fail to stop at the crosswalk, putting pedestrians at high risk of fatal outcomes.
If you were a victim in a pedestrian accident or lost a loved one in such circumstances, you should consult a pedestrian accident attorney in Tampa.
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