Authorities say Thomas Legg stepped was walking on U.S. Highway 19 and was hit by a Port Richey driver just before 8 p.m. Mr. Legg was taken to Community Hospital where he died from his injuries.
This story follows a Seffner woman who faces charges after she fled the scene of a deadly crash in Tampa Friday night after she hit a pedestrian, 53-year-old Edward Gigler, who was crossing Fletcher.
Another driver ran over a pedestrian late Saturday night on Martin Luther King Street in St. Petersburg and led the scene. According to St. Petersburg Police, a 1999 Mercedes Benz SUV was heading south on MLK at 22nd Avenue South just after 10 pm Saturday when the car hit pedestrian Roy Solomon, 56, who was crossing MLK in the crosswalk.
And we cannot forget the woman who struck two Hudson teenagers, William Calder and Walter Edelman, as they walked to their school bus.
There are way too many cars hitting pedestrians. With ghosts, goblins and witches invading our neighborhood streets in a few weeks, we all need to pay closer attention to people walking along the road. A pedestrian is no match to a moving vehicle.
If you or a loved one is injured because of the negligence of a driver, you should consult with an attorney before talking with the insurance companies. Remember,insurance companies have lawyers working looking out for their best interest, so should you! Click here to arrange a free case consultation with Personal Injury Attorney Matthew Noyes. Attorney Noyes' Tampa Bay personal injury law firm has been caring for clients since 1955.