Woman Dies in Car Accident With Semi-Truck

A woman died in a Tampa auto accident on Thursday morning.  Bay News 9  reported that Patricia Susan Shaughnessy was traveling on Armenia Avenue just before 5 a.m. when her vehicle slowly rolled through a red light at the intersection with Busch Blvd.  Shaughnessy was traveling in a PT Cruiser and was struck by a Pepsi semi-truck.  The semi-truck involved in the auto accident was driven by Frederick Smith, who had a green light at the time.  Shaughnessy, was 51, died at the car accident scene.

Although there is no mention as to why Shaughnessy’s vehicle began to roll through a red light, car accidents happen all the time when people drive when tired or distracted.  Unfortunately, driving when tired or distracted often results in a car accident causing injury to you or someone else.

At Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A., we encourage you not to drive when you are tired or distracted.  However, if you are injured in a car accident with another driver, there are certain steps you should follow to protect your rights.  For instance, call the police and be sure that a police report is completed.  You should immediately seek medical treatment, even if you are not sure of the extent of your injuries.  Many people injured in car accidents do not actually experience pain until a few days after the accident.  Also, be sure to get the names and information for any potential witnesses.  If you have been injured in a auto accident and need to know more about how to protect your rights, contact the personal injury attorneys at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A. today for a free consultation.



The attorneys at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes represent those involved in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other types of personal injury matters. Our firm is one of the oldest personal injury law firms in Tampa Bay. There are no attorneys’ fees or costs unless we prevail for you. Call our office 24 hours a day at 727-796-8282 or simply click here to schedule a free case consultation.

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