Fort Lauderdale, FL – Niohsha Drayton Loses Life in Double Hit & Run at Northwest 31st Ave & NW 6th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL (March 10, 2021) – Police in Broward County are currently investigating a fatal hit and run pedestrian accident that occurred on Saturday, March 6. According to reports, the wreck happened at the intersection of Northwest 31st Street and Northwest 6th street when a woman was struck by two separate vehicles.
It was just after midnight when the woman, identified as Niohsha Drayton, 43, of Fort Lauderdale, was hit by two cars that both fled the scene of the incident. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue squads responded to the call concerning the double collision.
Upon arriving at the intersection, they learned that Drayton had first been struck by one vehicle, and then a second vehicle hit her while she was lying in the roadway due to her injuries. Medical professionals sadly pronounced Drayton deceased at the scene of the crash.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident is ongoing at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this fatal hit and run in Fort Lauderdale.
Hit and Runs in Fort Lauderdale
In 2018, Florida saw 397,812 auto accidents with 251,970 injuries and 3,004 deaths. According to statistical records, there were 402,489 reported traffic accidents in Florida in 2017 with over 254,300 injuries and 3,114 deaths. This is an almost 1% difference between the accident rates for 2017 and 2018. In 2019, there were 10,500 hit-and-run accidents reported to have occurred in the Sunshine State.
Auto accidents in Florida can occur for many different reasons, but currently, the leading cause is distracted driving, specifically texting and driving. This dangerous and negligent driver behavior accounts for nearly a quarter of all car accidents in the Sunshine State.
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