Tampa Car Accident Attorney: SUV, Bicycle Crash killed Fla. Veteran’s Chief

08/16/2010 // Tampa , FL, USA // GetMeJustice // David Shapiro-Tampa Bay auto accident attorney

Tampa, FL (Tampa Car Accident Attorney News)— A collision involving a sport utility vehicle (SUV) and a bicycle in downtown Tampa, killed a former U.S. Senate candidate and current director of the Florida Department of Veteran’s Affairs. The deadly collision killed the bicyclist, retired Adm. LeRoy Collins Jr., on Thursday, July 29, 2010, around 6:20 a.m., as reported by My Fox Tampa Bay.

Collins, 75, who is also the son of a former Florida governor, was reportedly riding his bicycle across south Hyde Park Avenue in a crosswalk, when he was struck by a SUV that was making a left turn.

The SUV driver, Margaux Manuel, 27, was making a left turn onto a one-way street from a red light at West Brorein Street, when she struck Collins. Manuel claims that she didn’t see the bicyclist in the crosswalk.

Collins was rushed to Tampa General Hospital for treatment of his injuries, but he sadly died after arriving for treatment.

Manuel was reportedly on her way to work at Tampa General Hospital, when the collision occurred. She and two other nurses administered CPR until emergency crews arrived at the scene.

According to the Tampa Police Department, it appears the collision was an accident and they are not pressing charges against Manuel.

Experienced Tampa Bay auto accident attorney, David Shapiro, states you may be entitled to damages for injuries you or your loved one sustained due to another motorist’s negligent actions. Contacting a seasoned Tampa car accident attorney, who has a positive track record of litigating accident claims, may help you recover damages that you deserve.

Personal injury news by leading Tampa Car Accident Attorney, David Shapiro.

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