Hialeah, FL – Male Pedestrian Killed in Accident on E 65th St
Hialeah, FL (September 18, 2020) – One man lost his life in an accident reported in Hialeah on Friday morning. At approximately 7 a.m., on September 18, the Hialeah Police responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on East 65th Street.
Reports show that an 85-year-old man was walking on 65th Street between the area of East 4th Avenue and East 5th Avenue. As the man attempted to cross the road in a designated crossing area near the Amelia Earhart Park, he was struck by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The man was fatally injured in the accident. Emergency crews declared the man deceased from his injuries.
At this time, the police in Miami are investigating to determine what lead up to the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Although the state of Florida has seen a 2.35% decrease in the number of pedestrians injured in accidents, these horrific incidents continue to leave nearly 8,000 people injured each year. The fact that pedestrians are unprotected in collisions means they are more likely to suffer traumatic injuries. Some of the most common injuries pedestrians are left with after motor vehicle accidents include:
- Broken Bones
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Neck and Soft Tissue Injuries
- And more
Regrettably, pedestrians are at an increased risk of suffering fatal injuries in collisions. Between 2008 and 2017, more than 5,400 pedestrians lost their lives in vehicle accidents throughout our state. The mental and emotional consequences of these accidents are overwhelming. Adding the financial impacts families face just makes the situation even more devastating. When a victim loses their life in an accident as a result of another driver’s actions, it is crucial that their family seek legal guidance from a qualified and knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in Florida as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Working with a skilled legal team is a family’s best bet for getting the justice they deserve after being losing loved ones due to the negligent and reckless actions of another driver. We at Boone & Davis Law strive to help families maximize their recoveries for funeral costs, lost wages, and more. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Florida understand the challenges that families face after losing loved ones in accidents. This motivates our team to fight aggressively to ensure victims are able to get the compensation they need and the justice they deserve from those who cause them harm. If you have lost a loved one in an accident and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Florida at (954) 566-9919 to see how we can help you protect your legal rights and move forward.
Note: Our team of writers for Boone & Davis Law utilizes secondary sources in the creation of these posts. These sources include newspaper reports, news stories, police reports, social media posts, and eyewitness accounts of injury accidents that take place in South Florida. The facts in these posts have not been independently verified by members of our writing staff therefore if you see any information that is not correct or is inaccurate, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can correct the information right away. If you would prefer that the post be removed from our site, let us know and we will do our best to remove the post as promptly as possible.
Disclaimer: We have worked hard to become valued members of our local business community. Our law firm is providing this post for general information purposes and hope that through awareness, our community members will use the necessary precautions to avoid serious accidents like the one described in this post and prepare them should they find themselves the victim of a serious wreck. We want to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of Florida. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The pictures depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.