Homestead, FL – 5-Year-Old Boy Killed in Hit-and-Run on SW 14th Avenue
Homestead, FL (May 30, 2021) – Police and rescue workers responded to the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash in Homestead on Saturday, May 29th. The accident took place around 8:30 p.m. on Southwest 14th Avenue at the intersection with Sixth Street.
The Homestead Police Department, along with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived at the site just after the crash occurred. The boy was rushed to Kendal Regional Medical Center in critical condition and later succumbed to his injuries. The driver who struck the boy fled the scene before police could arrive. A surveillance video appeared to show a white pickup truck towing a U-Haul trailer in the area at the time of the crash. The truck driver is a person of interest in the investigation at this time. There were no other injuries reported.
Anyone with information on the collision is asked to call the Homestead Police Department or the Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers. There are no further details available at this time.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic hit-and-run accident in Homestead.
Florida Hit-and-Run Crashes
Hit-and-run accidents continue to be a major issue in our state. With over more than 100,000 reported hit-and-run crashes in Florida reported in 2019, it is apparent that many drivers who are involved in crashes are attempting to avoid responsibility for their actions. More than 20% of all reported car accidents in our state are now classified as a hit-and-run collision. The law requires drivers to remain at the scene of all injury accidents and failing to do so can result in serious criminal penalties, including jail time and conviction of a felony offense.
Unfortunately, despite the law, many drivers choose not to remain at the scene. Normally, these drivers flee the crash knowing that they are responsible for a catastrophic crash. In most cases, the driver’s negligence has caused the accident to occur. When these drivers are apprehended, they will face both civil and criminal liability for their actions.
A Florida hit-and-run accident presents complicated claims of legal liability. It is important to find all possible sources of compensation in a hit-and-run accident. Many hit-and-run drivers do not carry sufficient insurance so having a skilled and experienced attorney who can make sure that you receive compensation is crucial.
Here at Boone & Davis Law, our Homestead wrongful death lawyers can help when you have lost a loved one unexpectedly. We know the struggles that you are going through during this difficult time and we want to make sure that you receive appropriate compensation. Our firm has nearly four decades of experience handling all types of accident claims and we would be honored to assist you.
Let us help you move forward following a sudden tragedy. We will fight to ensure you are fully protected so that you can focus on your healing and recovery. To schedule your free consultation and case evaluation with a member of our team, please contact us via the link on our website or give us a call at 954-566-9919.
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