Car accidents can happen at any time of the day, but typically, when accidents happen after midnight, there is usually a story behind it. Yesterday’s St. Petersburg car accident is no different.
On early Wednesday morning, around 1:50 a.m., a car crash at 15th Avenue S. and 37th Street South put Amelia Tumbling and her passenger Trevon Thomas in Bayfront Hospital in life-threatening and serious condition, respectively. Who caused this car accident? The driver is unknown because they fled the accident scene after injuring others. What is known is that the car was stolen.
According to , the stolen 2008 Mercury Mountaineer was traveling north on 37th and a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Amelia Tumbling, was heading west on 15th, police said. The Mercury struck the Malibu, and the Chevy ended up hitting a tree, police said. The driver of the Mercury then fled on foot, police said. Police are still looking for the driver of the stolen Malibu.
This accident reminds us of the importance of uninsured motorist coverage. If you don’t have uninsured motorist coverage on your automobile insurance policy, you are making a mistake—especially if you are on the roads after midnight. There are too many reckless drivers on the roads to not get the protection of uninsured motorist coverage.
Drive safely and watch out for those who don’t!
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