Fort Lauderdale, FL – One Killed, One Hurt in Pride Parade Pedestrian Crash
Fort Lauderdale, FL (June 20, 2021) – One person was killed and another was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle at the beginning of a Pride parade in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday.
According to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, a 77-year-old man was driving in the parade when he unintentionally crashed into a group of parade participants. One of the individuals was killed while another was rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries. After striking the pedestrians, the man continued, crossing all lanes of traffic and collided with a fence on the other side of the road. Neither the man nor the victims have been identified at this time. Police do not believe that either drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision.
No charges have been filed at this time. An investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the families of the victims following this tragic fatal crash in Fort Lauderdale.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were nearly 10,000 pedestrian accidents in Florida in 2019. According to these same statistics, there were also more than 8,000 injuries reported as a result of these crashes. Approximately 1,500 pedestrians suffered incapacitating injuries and 734 were killed. From these numbers, it is easy to see that Florida pedestrian accidents can be very dangerous and debilitating events. The risk of being hurt or killed in a pedestrian crash in Florida is far greater than for other types of accidents.
If you or your family has been affected by a pedestrian crash in our state, it is imperative to have a full understanding of your legal rights. Due to the serious nature of these accidents, having an attorney who can fight for you is vital to ensuring that you receive the compensation that you deserve. As your medical expenses pile up quickly and you find yourself facing difficult times, you need to be able to recover the complete value of your claim. Only an experienced lawyer can evaluate your case, help determine the value, and pursue the amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
At Boone & Davis, our Fort Lauderdale wrongful death attorneys bring nearly 40 years of experience to each client’s case. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we provide services for clients throughout the South Florida region. We have extensive experience handling pedestrian crashes and other types of injury accidents that affect our community on a daily basis. We are standing by ready to help and would be honored to assist you.
Our firm always provides a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. We handle most accident cases on a contingency fee basis meaning that you do not owe us an attorney fee until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. There is absolutely no upfront obligation on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with one of our attorneys, please reach out to us using the contact link on our website or give us a call any time at 954-566-9919.
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