Fort Lauderdale, FL – Pedestrian Killed in I-95 Hit-and-Run Crash
Fort Lauderdale, FL (June 19, 2021) – Police in Fort Lauderdale responded to a deadly pedestrian crash on Friday morning. The accident occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 just south of Broward Highway.
According to Lt. Yanko Reyes of the Florida Highway Patrol, a man was walking in the northbound lanes when he was hit by a car. The driver who struck the man fled the scene. The man, who was identified only as a block male, died at the accident scene. There is no description of the vehicle or the suspect at this time. The crash resulted in the southbound lanes being closed while police investigated at the scene.
No additional information has been released. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Broward Crime Stoppers.
We wish to extend our thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family following this hit-and-run crash in Fort Lauderdale.
Fatal Accidents in Fort Lauderdale
Pedestrian accidents take place in Florida every day. According to some of the more recent statistics, about 75% of all Florida pedestrian crashes result in a trip to the emergency room for the injured person. Approximately 20% of pedestrian accidents require hospitalization and extended care. It is common for a pedestrian to suffer injuries that are both serious and long-lasting. These injuries can linger and require treatment for many weeks, months or even years after the accident occurs.
Due to the nature of injuries suffered in pedestrian accidents, it is important to make sure that you have an attorney on your side who is willing to fight for you. Following the accident, you should not speak to the insurance adjuster until you have had an opportunity to seek counsel. The adjuster may want to settle your claim quickly. If you choose to do this, you will likely not receive the full compensation to which you are entitled. Prior to settling any case, you must evaluate your total damages, including future medical costs that you may incur. Settling too soon jeopardizes your future because the settlement may not take all of your costs into account.
Here at Boone & Davis, we will make sure that you are fully protected and that your legal rights are enforced. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in For Lauderdale have more than 40 years of experience standing up for innocent crash victims. We understand what you are going through during this time and we are here to help. We have handled all types of injury accident claims, including some of the most serious types of cases and we would be honored to assist you as well.
We are standing by to take your call at any time. When you or a loved one have suffered due to the actions of a negligent driver, we are here for you. We strongly believe in the pursuit of justice for all innocent crash victims. To set up your appointment with one of our attorneys, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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