Miami Beach, FL – Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on 5th St.
Miami Beach, FL (January 23, 2021) – A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash that took place in Miami Beach on Thursday, January 21st. The crash was reported on Fifth Street near the intersection with Michigan Avenue.
The pedestrian, identified only as a man in his 50s, was hit by a car that was traveling through the intersection. The pedestrian was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital after the accident. He was initially listed in critical condition but later succumbed to his injuries.
Following the crash, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene. According to officers, the motorist was last seen traveling westbound on MacArthur Causeway in a white Kia Sorrento. The vehicle was later found abandoned in nearby Opa-locka but officers are still searching for the driver. Several witnesses at the scene spoke with police following the crash.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time. There is no further information available.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of the man who was killed in this hit-and-run crash in Miami Beach.
Fatal Hit-and-Run Accidents in Florida
Hit-and-run accidents in Florida are becoming an increasingly dangerous problem for motorists. According to the most recent statistics, there were more than 100,000 hit-and-run crashes reported in our state in 2019. This number accounts for approximately 20% of all total traffic accidents. Many hit-and-run accidents are very serious in nature and involve injuries and even death for the victims. Although the law requires drivers to remain at the crash scene after an injury accident, many of them choose to flee in an effort to avoid responsibility for their actions.
Hit-and-run accidents can be very frustrating for family members, especially when a loved one is killed at the hands of a negligent driver. Accident victims and their loved ones often wonder what legal rights they may have when they are affected by these crashes. Under Florida law, if you or a loved one have been injured in an accident you could be entitled to compensation. While hit-and-run crashes can present complicated scenarios, an experienced attorney can make sure that you are able to obtain a recovery.
At Boone & Davis Law, our South Florida car accident lawyers are here to help during your time of need. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we provide assistance in Miami Beach and surrounding communities. Our team is here to assist you during your time of greatest need. For more than 35 years, we have assisted crash victims and their families and have recovered millions of dollars in total compensation. Our lawyers are battle-tested in the courtroom and will fight for you when your back is against the wall.
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