A fatal, automobile accident, involving a sedan and some pedestrians, occurred just before 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021 on Interstate-75, near mile marker 209 in Sarasota County, Florida.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), at the time of the crash, the 34-year-old female driver of the sedan was travelling in the south direction on I-75 when she swerved left onto the paved shoulder and hit some pedestrians, who were helping to change a pickup truck’s tire.
Before coming to a stop, the sedan hit four of the seven pedestrians. The ages of the deceased pedestrians is yet to be released. The pickup truck’s driver along with two other pedestrians – a 19-year-old man and a 22-year-old man – were not harmed or hit by the sedan.
Southbound traffic on the highway, from mile marker 210 (Fruitvale Road) to exit 207 (Bee Ridge Road), was shut down for a few hours after the accident. The roads were cleared early next day morning on July 16, 2021.
If any nearby person or vehicle were injured/damaged as a result of the driver’s negligence, there would likely be a valid personal injury claim.
We at MANGAL, PLLC pride ourselves in pursuing justice for clients no matter the cost. We take seriously our obligation to serve you to the best of our ability. We will fight for you and make sure that you recover the full compensation you deserve. No one should be left holding the bill for an accident caused by another’s negligence. Contact us today at (352) 995-9945 to discuss your case.