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Auto Accidents

St. Petersburg, FL: Man Dies In Jeep Collision After Tripping In Street

St. Petersburg, FL (March 25) – On Monday, March 23 at 2:25 p.m., Jerry Wayne VanDyke tripped while trying to cross a St. Petersburg street and was hit by a Jeep. He died from resulting injuries in the hospital later that night. 

VanDyke was 72 years old. He at first survived the collision and was moved to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for the treatment of life-threatening injuries. 

When VanDyke was attempting to cross 34th Street, he tripped off of the curb as a Jeep drove toward him. In an attempt to avoid him, driver Danelle Monique Mullis breaked and tried to swerve. But, the right corner of her SUV ended up striking VanDyke. 

The Fernandez Law Firm team sends their thoughts to the family and friends of Jerry Wayne VanDyke in light of this tragic accident. 

Car Accidents in Florida

An average of 1,106 car crashes occur per day in Florida, totaling 3,135 fatalities and 236,157 injuries in a single year. With an increasing number of licensed Floridians on the road, auto accident-related injuries are likely to continue rising. 

Auto accident injuries are one of the most frequent types of personal injury claims in Florida. Unfortunately, incurring an injury in a Florida car accident can have major physical, emotional, and financial ramifications for both you and your family. So, it’s crucial to enlist the help of expert auto accident attorneys after an auto accident.

For almost 25 years, the auto accident attorneys at Fernandez Firm Accident Injury Attorneys have been representing Florida auto accident victims and their families. With our care and expertise, we’ve successfully recovered medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering compensation resulting from negligent and reckless drivers. 

After a car accident, it’s important to act quickly to receive your rightful compensation. The team at Fernandez Firm Accident Injury Attorneys is ready to fight on your behalf after a car crash of any magnitude. 

Contact our Tampa auto accident attorneys today at 1-866-287-8086 to learn more about your legal rights.  For a quick case review, click here for a free online consultation.