05/10/2010 // St. Petersburg, Florida, USA // GetMeJustice // Tampa Bay FL Auto Accident Attorney – David Shapiro
Tampa Bay, FL (News)—Several neighbors in a Safety Harbor community were not surprised to learn of a serious accident that occurred at a notorious intersection, leaving two teenagers seriously injured. The collision, which involved a delivery van and a scooter took place on Friday afternoon, April 16, 2010 around 1:30 p.m., at the intersection of Marshall Street and Philippe Highway, according to TampaBay.com.
Tampa’s leading auto accident lawyer, David Shapiro reports, Sally G. Stotzer, 19 was driving a Yamaha Vino scooter with passenger Katherine Brosseau, 18, of Safety Harbor, when they collided with an Edible Arrangements delivery van. Investigators stated the driver of the van, Allen Chmielweski, 66, of Largo, was traveling westbound on Salem Place, which ultimately turns into Marshall Street, as the teens were headed southbound on Philippe and were approaching Marshall. The reason that the teenagers and the van subsequently collided remains unknown at this time, pending further investigation.
Stotzer sustained what appeared to be life-threatening injuries, and was airlifted by a helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg for treatment. Brosseau was transported by ambulance to Mease Countryside Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Chmielweski was uninjured in the wreck.
The intersection where the crash occurred is reportedly considered to be dangerous by local residents. The stop sign at Salem is positioned several feet from the roadway, and drivers have a hard time seeing oncoming traffic due to a 6-foot high hedge, a large tree and other vegetation that obscures the drivers’ view.
A full investigation is currently underway by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. No charges have been filed at this time.
David Shapiro, Florida’s leading Gulf Coast auto accident attorney, states you may be entitled to compensation for damages due to another person’s negligence. Contacting an experienced attorney with a proven track record litigating accident claims may help you recover the damages you deserve.
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