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Two-Car Crash in Tampa Kills 55-Year-Old Riverview Resident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on November 9, 2021

Authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol operating within Hillsborough County are currently investigating a deadly auto accident between two vehicles Tuesday morning on State Road 574 that claimed the life of a 55-year-old resident of Riverview.

According to preliminary crash reports from troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol, it was almost 5:00 a.m. on November 8, 2021, when a 55-year-old man from Riverview was driving a white SUV-style vehicle in the westbound direction of State Road 574. As he approached the road’s intersection with Riga Boulevard, he attempted to maneuver a left-hand turn with his vehicle but instead ended up in the direct path of an oncoming pickup truck that was being driven by a 54-year-old man from Tampa. Neither motorist was able to avoid the accident and the two vehicles forcefully collided with one another in the middle of the road.

As soon as the Hillsborough County 9-1-1 call center received notification of the two-car crash, emergency response teams, members of the Florida Highway Patrol, and local police officers were dispatched to the scene of the accident. Within a matter of minutes, rescuers were able to retrieve both victims from their badly damaged vehicles. The 54-year-old Tampa man was secured safely in an ambulance and was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. There have been no further updates regarding his condition. The 55-year-old Riverview man was also taken to a local hospital, but he sadly succumbed to the severe nature of his injuries, despite the valiant efforts put forth by the medical staff.

The investigation into this devastating collision is still ongoing, however, officials with the Florida Highway Patrol did indicate that both men were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.

Since 1977, Tampa car accident lawyer James O. Cunningham has dedicated his professional career to the caring and compassionate representation of people who have been severely injured or killed during head-on collisions, wrong-way accidents, T-bone accidents, and rear-end collisions. If you would like to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please submit a few short details about your case through a quick contact form on our website, or call our office directly at 877-FL-INJURY to speak with an associate.

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James O. CunninghamSince 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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