Fort Lauderdale, FL – Glen Faherty Killed in Hit-and-Run on NE 4th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL (April 10, 2021) – A 55-year-old man from Minneapolis, MN was killed in a hit-and-run accident that took place earlier this week in Fort Lauderdale. The crash was reported around 12:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of Northeast 4th Avenue.
According to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Glen Faherty was attempting to cross the street when he was hit by a dark-colored cargo van. The driver of the cargo van fled the scene immediately after striking Faherty. Faherty sustained critical injuries in the crash. EMS personnel arrived at the scene and transported him to Broward Health Medical Center where he later died.
Police are still searching for the driver of the cargo van and have not released any other details surrounding the crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Traffic Homicide Division or the Broward Crime Stoppers.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Glen Faherty following this tragic hit-and-run accident in Fort Lauderdale.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Fort Lauderdale
Fatal car accidents continue to be a major problem in Florida. In 2019, more than 3,100 people were tragically killed due to crashes on our state’s roadways. Pedestrians are especially vulnerable victims as they have nothing to shield them from the force and impact of a serious accident. More than 80% of people involved in Florida pedestrian accidents can expect to suffer some type of injury while about 10% of pedestrian crash victims will be killed, many of them due to the actions of a negligent driver.
In the aftermath of a pedestrian accident in Florida, you are likely to have questions regarding your legal rights. Under Florida law, you could be entitled to relief if your loved one was killed in a crash that was not their fault. Florida’s wrongful death statute allows family members to pursue a wrongful death claim if the crash directly resulted in the loss of their loved one. A wrongful death lawsuit can help relatives obtain much-needed compensation during a difficult time where you are likely facing a rash of sudden and unexpected expenses.
Here at Boone & Davis, we represent local accident victims and their families following tragic crashes in the Fort Lauderdale area and throughout the communities of South Florida. For more than 35 years, our team of dedicated professionals has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for those who have been affected by someone else’s carelessness. Our Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers care strongly for our clients and we will fight for what you deserve. We are not afraid and will not back down, no matter how challenging your case may be.
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