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Authorities Investigate Fatal Tampa Accident Involving Single Vehicle


August 17, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA – According to an online news article published by www.wfla.com, one person is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Tampa.*

Deputies from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office report that at least 1 person is dead following an early morning accident in Tampa.  The accident happened at or near the intersection of Manhattan Avenue and Broad Street.

Following the accident, Manhattan Avenue was closed between Waters Avenue and Sligh Avenue while deputies investigated the accident scene.  The roadway was set to reopen later that morning shortly before 6:00 a.m.

Common Causes of Single-Vehicle Accidents

Car accidents that result in catastrophic injuries or death often involve more than 1 vehicle. However, single-vehicle accidents are not uncommon, and in some cases, single-vehicle accidents are fatal.  To prevent single-vehicle accidents, it is essential for drivers to understand the following common causes of such accidents:

  • Drowsy driving or falling asleep at the wheel (usually late at night or early in the morning when it is dark outside);
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, including prescription and over-the-counter medications;
  • Distracted driving, such as texting or using social media apps, talking on the phone while the phone is in-hand, changing the radio station, and eating, among other behaviors;
  • Speeding;
  • Brake failure;
  • Tire failure; and
  • Poor weather conditions, such as high winds, heavy rain, and dense fog.

Injuries Associated with Single-Vehicle Accidents

Single-vehicle accidents can result in severe injuries that may be permanent.  Such injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs);
  • Neck and back injuries (some resulting in partial or complete paralysis);
  • Cuts, gashes, and other open wounds;
  • Burns;
  • Broken/fractured bones and other orthopedic injuries;
  • Soft tissue injuries to muscles, tendons, and ligaments;
  • Amputations;
  • Trauma to internal organs (such as a punctured lung); and
  • Death.

The severity of single-vehicle accident injuries will depend upon the nature of the accident, such as how fast a driver was going, the weather conditions at the time of the accident, and whether the driver was under the influence or distracted at the time of the accident.

Accident News is a driver safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Source:https://www.wfla.com/news/deputies-investigate-fatal-accident-on-manhattan-avenue-in-tampa/

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