Fort Lauderdale, FL – Severe Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash with Injuries
Fort Lauderdale, FL (December 11, 2020) – Police are actively searching for a driver who struck a Norwegian couple who was traveling by foot on a roadway in Fort Lauderdale yesterday, Thursday, December 10. The driver fled the scene of the crash after hitting the couple without stopping to render aid or wait for authorities to arrive.
The accident occurred at an undisclosed location in Fort Lauderdale just after 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 10. The location of the accident was only described as a street between the beach and a row of bars.
Both injured victims were transported to a nearby hospital with injuries deemed serious in nature. Their names and current health conditions have not been released at this time.
Eye witness reports describe the vehicle that struck the couple as a red two-door Porsche. Anyone with any additional information is asked to please call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.
No further information is available at this point in time. We would like to offer our thoughts to those injured in the crash and their families.
An accident investigation is currently underway.
Florida Hit-and-Run Crashes
Sadly, hit-and-run accidents account for over 20% of the statewide accident rate in Florida. In 2015, there were approximately 90,000 reported hit-and-run accidents in the Sunshine State that injured more than 20,000 people and took the lives of hundreds. It is against the law to leave the scene of an accident, especially when someone was injured, but, regrettably, people do it all the time.
Seeking the assistance of a skilled and knowledgeable Florida car accident attorney after involvement in a serious accident is your best bet in receiving full and fair financial compensation for your injuries and losses. Attempting to negotiate a just compensation amount from the insurance company on your own without the skilled assistance of a Florida personal injury lawyer could put you in an undesirable position. Insurance companies often attempt to totally avoid paying compensation or coerce accident victims into settling for a meager amount.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a negligently caused car accident, you may be legally entitled to financial compensation depending on the circumstances of your crash. Allow a Florida personal injury attorney to inform you of your existing legal rights, and to help you exercise them in court if need be.
The Florida personal injury lawyers at Boone & Davis have been successfully protecting and preserving the rights of those injured in carelessly caused accidents for the past three decades. We work to provide injured accident victims and their families with the most effective and aggressive legal representation in Florida. Call our law firm today at 954-566-9919 to get started on your own personal injury case and to speak with a reputable and skilled personal injury lawyer.
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