A 6-year-old girl died at a local hospital after being hit by a vehicle while crossing W. St. Petersburg Drive in Oldsmar, Florida on March 26, 2022. Around 7:19 p.m., deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team of the Pinellas County Sheriff arrived at the scene, west of Bayview Boulevard’s intersection.
According to investigators, just before the accident, a 40-year-old woman, along with her 6-year-old and 10-year-old daughters, was standing on the north side of W. St. Petersburg Drive, waiting to cross southbound. When they tried to cross the street, they were hit by a 2010 Nissan Altima, driven by a 40-year-old man, who was moving westbound on W. St. Petersburg Drive.
The pedestrians were taken to a local hospital. The woman and her 10-year-old daughter were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Her 6-year-old succumbed to her injuries after reaching the hospital.
According to deputies, the pedestrians were not in a crosswalk and there were no traffic control devices at the intersection. Investigators did not suspect impairment and speed to be factored in the accident, and the car had the right of way.
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.