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Woman Dies While Exiting A Transit Bus

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Authorities are reporting that an accident occurred in Mayport, Florida on Saturday, June 22nd. A woman who was in her 50s was exiting a Jacksonville Transit Authority bus when she mysteriously got snarled with the bus. The injuries associated with the incident proved fatal for the woman.

According to sources, the victim was a local resident of the area. The transit authority is being fully cooperative with the investigation, which remains ongoing. Further details regarding the incident have not been released to the public at this time.

The accident did cause parts of the street where it occurred to be closed off for a period of time while police and emergency crews were on the screen assessing the injuries of the victims and obtaining the information of the incident. Rerouting was conducted as a result, according to the Florida Times-Union. As more information is made clear, it will be released.

Florida Crash Statistics

According to the Florida Department of Traffic Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 395,785 crashes in 2016. This comes out to about 1,081 crashes each day in the state. 2,935 of these crashes proved to be fatal, while 165,940 resulted in injuries. This information proves that there are a significant amount of serious traffic incidents in the state on a regular basis.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 4,440 large trucks and buses which were implicated in crashes that proved to be fatal. These accidents were also reported in the year 2016 and they were an increase of approximately 2% from the previous year. These findings coincide with SmartAssets’ assessment of the worst drivers in the US where Florida ranked #4 in 2019.

Miami Wrongful Death Accidents

When you have had a loved one victimized in a fatal accident, you have the right to seek full legal justice and compensation for your damages and losses. In the state of Florida, there is a 4-year statute of limitations to file your suit. That means that you are on a time limit to build your case against the liable parties. The help and backing of a Miami personal injury attorney is important to your success.

Let Us Help You Today

The pain and suffering that a family endures as a result of the needless death of a loved one can be excruciating and overwhelming. There is no need to face the legal challenges of obtaining compensation to recoup the costs of the final expenses alone. Let the experienced Miami wrongful death attorneys at Pita Weber Del Prado take the legal burdens off of your shoulders. We understand how challenging this time can be and we have a benevolent way of working with those families who have lost a loved one. Our team has represented victims across the state of Florida who have decided to pursue wrongful death claims and we can help you too.

Resources:

fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/data-and-statistics/large-truck-and-bus-crash-facts-2016

smartasset.com/checking-account/states-worst-drivers-2019

flhsmv.gov/pdf/crashreports/crash_facts_2016.pdf

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