Miami, FL – Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run on SW 196th Street
Miami, FL (June 13, 2021) – Officers with the Miami-Dade Police Department responded to the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident involving a bicyclist on Thursday, June 10th. The crash took place just after 9:15 p.m. on Southwest 196th Street near 127th Avenue.
According to police, a bicyclist was riding on Southwest 196th when he was struck by a car. The injured victim was rushed to Jackson South Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries, according to Miami-Dade Detective Angel Rodriguez. The victim’s identity has not been released at this time. There is no description of the vehicle or the suspect involved in the accident at this time and no further information was immediately available.
Anyone with details on the crash should contact the Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal hit-and-run crash in Miami.
Bicycle Accidents in Florida
With a year-round warm climate and many different trails and roadways, Florida is a popular state for bicyclists. Riding a bicycle is enjoyable and is also a good form of exercise for Floridians who are looking to get outdoors. However, bicyclists also face risks that come each time they get on their bikes. With 5.7 deaths per million, Florida currently ranks first in the nation among the deadliest states for bicyclists. In 2018, 110 people were killed in Florida bicycle accidents and many more suffered injuries. Bicycles offer little protection to riders in the event of a collision and the injuries suffered are often severe and catastrophic.
Many bicycle accidents in Florida take place due to the negligence of others. Distraction, impairment, inexperienced riding, and failing to yield are all major causes of these incidents. When a bicyclist is hurt due to the negligence of another person, they may have a legal right to recover compensation under Florida’s personal injury laws. This includes payment for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and potentially more. Only an experienced bicycle accident lawyer in Florida can look at your case and evaluate it to determine what you can recover on account of your injuries.
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