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Bicyclist hit and killed by suspected impaired driver

On Behalf of | Sep 1, 2021 | Wrongful Death |

No Lakeland area family is able to imagine a loved one being seriously injured or killed in an unexpected accident. Unfortunately, this becomes the reality every year for hundreds of Florida families. A deadly accident recently occurred in Seminole that left a family grieving for their loved one.

Pinellas County accident

Recently a man was killed while walking his bike across the road in Seminole. The man was walking his bike across Seminole Boulevard when he was struck by another man driving a Mitsubishi Outlander southbound on Seminole Blvd. The bicyclist died at the scene of the accident. Deputies noticed the driver of the Outlander appeared to be impaired and they performed a field sobriety test. He was arrested and has been charged with DUI with death and possession of clonazepam.

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The unexpected death of a loved one can be devastating for Lakeland residents. These accidents are just not supposed to happen and when they are caused by another person’s negligence it can be even harder to take. Not only is a family going through tremendous grief they also have to deal with unexpected financial expenses. A legal professional who is skilled in personal injury can help their client understand what happened to their loved one. They can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses and review the police report to get the answers a family deserves. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.

No family should ever have to lose a loved one to another person’s negligence. But families who are going through this unimaginable circumstance do have the legal right to hold the negligent party responsible for their mistake.

 

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