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Miami, FL – Alcides Valdez Killed in Hit-and-Run Watercraft Crash

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Miami, FL (May 2, 2021) – Police and rescue officials in Miami responded to the scene of a deadly hit-and-run accident involving a watercraft on Saturday, May 1st. The incident took place around 2:20 p.m. near the Rickenabcker Marina.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, along with crews from the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue were called to the just after the collision occurred. According to reports, 26-year-old Alicdes Valdez was operating a personal aircraft near the Rickenbacker Marina and Rickenbacker Causeway when he was hit by a large boat carrying approximately 15 to 20 people. Valdez suffered serious injuries and later passed away at Ryder Trauma Center. The operator of the boat fled the accident scene and was last seen heading north towards the Causeway. The boat is described as a 30-foot white center console watercraft and it should have damage to the right side.

Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to contact the Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers or the Fish and Wildlife Commission. There are no further details available at this time.

We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Alcides Valdez following this tragic boating accident in Miami.

Florida Boating Accidents

With a warm climate and an abundance of lakes and waterways, Florida is a very attractive destination for boaters. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people enjoy the outdoor life that our state has to offer. However, it is important to keep in mind some of the very serious risks that go along with operating boats and other vehicles on the water. In 2019, there were 679 reported Florida boating accidents and 55 people were killed as a result of these crashes. A boating accident can include anything from a large yacht down to personal watercraft, such as jet skis and tubes. During the busiest times of the year in the spring and summer, a boating crash in Florida takes place nearly every day.

Many boating accidents in Florida take place due to operator error. Watercraft operators may be distracted, impaired, or inexperienced and unable to handle the machine that they are operating. Unfortunately, these errors in judgment can result in serious or fatal accidents in a matter of seconds. Often, innocent victims end up being killed due to someone else’s negligence.

Here at Boone & Davis Law, we have assisted the victims of boating crashes in South Florida for more than 40 years. We understand how boating laws work and we can help if you or a loved one have been affected by a crash on one of Florida’s waterways. We will fight for your legal rights and our Miami boating accident lawyers will make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve during this difficult time.

We are standing by now to take your call. Our office always provides a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at 954-566-9919.

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 only. We 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.

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