In June, a deadly Tampa truck accident claimed the life of a motorcyclist. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the deadly accident occurred at the intersection of 50th Street and 20th Avenue.
Truck driver Jose Cedeno, 53, of Lakeland, was making a wide right turn north onto 50th Street from 20th Avenue when a motorcycle was approaching north on 50th Street at the same time. According to reports, Cedeno did not see the motorcyclist and continued making the turn.
Tyler Pangrazio-Abron, 19, of Ruskin, was traveling north on 50th Street on his 2009 Yamaha motorcycle and attempted to avoid the crash; however, he ended up skidding underneath the truck. Sadly, the large truck ran over the motorcyclist, causing him critical injuries. Pangrazio-Abron was transported to Tampa General Hospital for medical treatment, but he succumbed to his injuries and died.
Later, on July 22, 2013, another semi truck was involved in a fatal Tampa trucking accident on Causeway Boulevard and 86th Street. This crash sadly left a 19-year-old dead.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 19-year-old Waynenecia Shacole Tillman was traveling east on Causeway Boulevard in her 2003 Pontiac Grand Am when she slowed down. Troopers said she may have even come to a stop for unknown reasons. Unfortunately, a semi truck was approaching the car from behind and did not see that Tillman’s car had slowed or stopped.
The semi rear-ended the Pontiac and ended up dragging the car several yards before coming to a rest. Truck driver 48-year-old Louis Albert Hartung was not injured; however, Tillman suffered fatal injuries. The crash is still being investigated.
The Tampa accident attorneys at the Mallard Law Firm are saddened to hear of these traffic fatalities and extend our deepest condolences to those who have lost their loved ones in these crashes.