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Pedestrian Killed by Car Accident

Chris Russo May 18, 2010

Ruskin, Florida.  The pedestrian hit and killed in a car accident was 52 year old Clifford Stager, of Sun City Center, Florida.  Stager was struck and killed by the 2005 Kia Sorento driven by Clifford Anaebo, 40, of Ruskin, Florida.  The accident happened at approximately 5:43 a.m.  on State Road 674 in Hillsborough County, Florida.  Authorities say that the Kia Sorento swerved upon seeing Stager, but the Sorento still hit the pedestrian.  The crash is still under investigation.  The St. Petersburg Times reported that Stager had moved to Tampa at age 16, that he did not finish school, and had his own lawn mowing business for a time.  Further, Stager had apparently recently taken a job at a golf course near Sun City Center and worked as a groundskeeper.  He loved to ride his bike, fish, and loved the outdoors.  His brother described him a man who appreciated nature. 

Personal injury attorneys with Moody Law represent persons injured in car accidents, including pedestrians and their families.  Oftentimes, the driver of a motor vehicle has a superior duty to pedestrians to keep a proper lookout and anticipate the danger to them from the speed or possible impact with the vehicle.  This is one reason why motor vehicles are often described as "dangerous instrumentalities" in the State of Florida due to their propensity to cause injury or death to other people.  We all have to share the roadway.  In a comparative negligence situation, any negligence of the pedestrian is balanced against the culpability of the driver of the motor vehicle, who is usually in the best position to avoid the accident.  There are certain rules that pedestrians are supposed to follow while using the roadway and that help ensure that we can all use the roadway safely.  Those rules are outlined by Florida Statutues and are posted on our website at www.moodylaw.com.  If you or a loved one has been injured by a motor vehicle accident in the greater Central Florida area, including Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Haines City, Davenport, or Polk County, Florida, please contact a personal injury attorney with Moody Law to discuss your case.  We handle a select number of cases on a statewide basis.  A consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys is free.

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