A Dade City pedestrian was struck and killed in a parking lot early Sunday by a vehicle that fled the scene, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A 25-year-old man was walking across the parking lot at Zephyrhills Plaza at State Road 54 and Coats Road shortly after 12:30 a.m. when what authorities think is a blue sport utility vehicle was stopped, but then moved towards the man.
The FHP said he was struck by the SUV and died at the scene.
Troopers are asking anyone with information about the hit-and-run collision to call the Florida Highway Patrol at 813-631-4020.
A hit-and-run accident can leave another motorist, pedestrian or bicyclist severely injured or killed. These situations, as sad as they are, can be further complicated when the reckless or negligent driver flees the scene of the accident, leaving no clues to their whereabouts. Victims of hit-and-run accidents and their families are then left to wonder what their rights are and how they are going to deal with the devastating aftermath of the hit-and-run.
While you may not hear about these types of accidents in the news very often, hit-and-run accidents are not uncommon. Even though it is illegal to flee the scene of an accident where a person has been injured or property has been damaged, drivers do not always do the right thing, especially if they are intoxicated and scared to face the consequences of their actions.
The sad reality is that hit-and-run accidents can be fatal. If you have been injured or someone you love has been killed, a Pasco County Injury Attorney at Whittel & Melton can make sure you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve for your losses. We handle wrongful death cases that stem from hit-and-run crashes in Zephyrhills, Dade City, New Port Richey, Wesley Chapel, Hudson and the surrounding area. We work closely with surviving family members to make sure justice is served.
Parking lot accidents can be frustrating to deal with, and after suffering a severe injury or losing someone close to you, handling this alone can take its toll. Having a Pasco County Injury Lawyer on your side that knows the laws and understands your rights can make a huge difference in how your case plays out. At Whittel & Melton, our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys want to make sure you get every penny they that you are entitled to under the law.
If you or someone you love was harmed by a hit-and-run driver, a Pasco County Injury Attorney at Whittel & Melton can help. We will work tirelessly to recover the maximum compensation for personal injuries and wrongful death caused by unidentified motorists. We are committed to helping you recover full and fair monetary compensation. For a free consultation, please contact us today online or call 727-847-2299.