News: Man in wheelchair struck, killed by pickup truck in Lealman


PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a man in a wheelchair was fatally struck by a vehicle in Pinellas County last Tuesday night.

WTSP reported that the accident happened on 28th Street North near 46th Terrace North in Lealman. According to investigators, the 67-year-old victim was in the middle of the roadway in his wheelchair at about 9 p.m. when he was struck by a pickup truck that was headed south.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.  The wheelchair did not have lights or reflective equipment, state troopers said.  The collision remains under investigation by the FHP.

If you have been harmed in a pedestrian accident in the Pinellas County area, then our Pinellas County Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton want to help you recover full and fair compensation from the responsible party.  We know how hard it can be to recover from such an accident and we only want to help make your life better and ensure that you are taken care of in the future. Give us a call at 866-608-5529 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.

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