Early Morning Tampa Crash Leaves Pedestrian Dead
It was early in the morning on Monday, April 6th, when an individual on foot was walking beside Adamo Drive within the City of Tampa. The exact time that the individual was walking was not included in the preliminary report, but we have from the authorities that the incident took place close to the intersection of 28th Street and Adamo Drive.
More remains outside of this report than within, although it was not immediately clear if this was due to the lack of information known to the authorities or some other reason. It is possible, for instance, that they have yet to receive authorization from the victim’s family. It is also possible that the investigation has reached a critical juncture and that releasing additional information to the public would in some way jeopardize the integrity or tenacity of the investigation itself.
There were, however, certain pieces of crucial information that were included in the initial reports. We know, for instance, that the pedestrian had reached an area of Adamo Drive that lies in close proximity to the intersection of Adamo and 28th Street. At this point, the path of the pedestrian intersected that of an oncoming car. The reports did not mention whether or not the area features a sidewalk or a pedestrian crossing zone of any sort. The reports did not mention whether or not the pedestrian was already walking in the road or if they suddenly entered the roadway as the car approached. Additionally, there was no mention made in the initial reports regarding any stoplight that would confirm the right of way on one individual or another.
What we do know is that the pedestrian was struck by the car close to or at the intersection of 28th Street and Adamo Drive.
It is believed that the emergency response crews rushed to the area following the incident. It is not known who first called 9-1-1, but it is believed that the driver of the car involved remained at the scene throughout the beginning of the investigation.
Paramedics were among the first callers, but the injuries sustained by the pedestrian were too severe. It is not clear if they were transported to a nearby hospital first or if they were declared dead at the scene of the crash.
James O. Cunningham
Since 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.