A fifty-one-year-old woman from Tampa was killed in an accident on the afternoon of November 15. The collision happened when a driver lost control over their vehicle and hit her sport utility vehicle. The identity of the Tampa woman killed in the crash was not released by the authorities.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash occurred on West Hillsborough Avenue at about 2:45 p.m. The fifty-nine-year-old man from Tampa was going east on Hillsborough in his SUV. He was speeding and erratically changing lanes when he lost control over his car and overturned. The SUV crossed the median into the westbound lanes, where it crashed with another SUV.
The woman was killed at the scene and the man ended with severe injuries.
The Highway Patrol hasn’t released the names so far. The investigation continues.
Accidents happen all the time and even if you’re a responsible driver, you can still end up in one. Speeding is one of the biggest reasons for accidents. No matter the size of the vehicle, the higher the speed, the harder it is for the driver to have it under control.
If you were a victim of a car accident (no matter how it happened), make sure you seek medical help. Many people fail to do this if they don’t have any visible injuries or pain. However, even minor injuries can lead to something serious if left untreated.
Once you’re feeling well, seek legal help from a car accident lawyer. Filing the compensation claim and negotiating with the insurance company will be much easier if you have legal support from a professional.
It’s important to know that you don’t have to accept the first offer (which sometimes can be low). Allow your attorney to guide you into the process.
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