Miami-Dade, FL – Pedestrian Fatality on I-95 at Golden Glades
Miami-Dade, FL (February 17, 2021) – Police were called to the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident on Interstate 95 in Miami-Dade on Monday, February, 15th.
At about 6:45 a.m., Florida Highway Patrol troopers and first responders were at the crash site in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in the area of the Golden Glades interchange. On their arrival, they discovered a man’s body lying in the emergency lanes of the interstate.
Troopers stated that the man was walking alongside the roadway when he was hit by a passing car which then fled the scene.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials have not released the name of the victim or details on the car involved in the incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Miami-Dade
Along with distracted driving, a high rate of pedestrian fatalities is caused by alcohol use on the part of either the pedestrian or the driver. The majority of critical pedestrian accidents take place in metropolitan areas after dark. Most of these accidents also occur mid-block instead of in intersections. This suggests that most pedestrian fatalities happen due to an inadequate number of crosswalks and traffic control tools.
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