Hollywood, FL – Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on I-95
Hollywood, FL (September 20, 2020) – Police are investigating after a man was killed while walking along I-95 in Hollywood on Friday. The accident took place in the southbound lanes of the roadway.
According to troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was walking in the emergency lane of I-95 when he was hit by a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck. The collision sent the man into the air, landing in the right-hand express lane. Rescue crews arrived at the scene and pronounced the man dead from his injuries. He has not been identified at this time.
The pickup truck fled the scene after the crash. Police are actively searching for the driver at this time although the truck was later found on the side of the highway. Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities. No additional details regarding the suspect or the crash are available.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this crash in Hollywood.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
On average, there more than 500 deaths attributed each year to pedestrian accidents in Florida. Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable victims of traffic accidents on our roadways as most pedestrian crashes result in some type of injury to the victim. Common injuries sustained in Florida pedestrian accidents include head trauma, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, disfigurement, and more.
In many instances, the driver of the vehicle is at fault for causing the crash. Drivers are frequently distracted or otherwise are driving in a reckless or unsafe manner. They may not even see the pedestrian in the roadway until it is too late to avoid a collision. At this point, the results can become catastrophic causing severe, painful, and possibly permanent injuries. In the worst-case scenario, an accident can lead to the death of the pedestrian.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a crash, a pedestrian accident lawyer in Florida can assist you in protecting your legal rights. At Boone & Davis, we fight hard for our clients when they have been injured at the hands of a negligent driver. We have over 35 years of legal experience in handling every type of injury claim. We understand what you are going through and are here to help. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we serve victims on Florida’s east coast including those in the Miami-Dade area. It is important to fully understand your rights in this situation so that you can protect your future following the occurrence of a sudden and unexpected tragedy.
If you believe you may have a claim against a negligent driver, we can help. We are here for you at any time and we offer free consultations to all potential clients. We handle most injury cases on a contingency fee basis so there is absolutely no obligation to you until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. For your appointment with one of our attorneys, please visit our website at https://www.booneanddavislaw.com/contact-us/ or give us a call any time at 954-566-9919.
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