Miami, FL – Man Killed in Hit-and-Run on Coral Way
Miami, FL (April 25, 2021) – Police in Miami responded to the scene of a deadly hit-and-run crash in the University Park neighborhood on Saturday afternoon. The crash occurred near Tamiami Park on Coral Way.
According to Derek Mann, an eyewitness, a man was crossing the road near a bus stop when he was struck by a white Mercedes Benz. The man was propelled into the air approximately 20 feet and came to rest in the roadway. The driver of the Mercedes fled the scene after striking the man.
Rescue crews rushed to the scene and performed life-saving measures but ultimately the unidentified pedestrian was pronounced dead. The crash caused the closure of the roadway in both directions and motorists were urged to find alternate routes of travel. Motorists were urged to find alternate routes.
Police are still searching for the hit-and-run driver at this time. Anyone with information pertaining to the crash should contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic hit-and-run accident in Miami.
Florida Hit-and-Run Crashes
Hit-and-run accidents in Florida continue to pose a major issue. In 2019, more than 20% of all reported traffic accidents in our state were hit-and-run crashes. This is significant because it amounts to more than 100,000 reports of a hit-and-run each year. The law requires drivers to remain at the crash scene in order to assist with an investigation into the collision. Unfortunately, too many people choose to disregard their legal obligations in this situation. In the case of a hit-and-run accident, many drivers choose to flee the scene because their negligent actions led directly to the death or serious injury of another person. Instead of taking responsibility, these individuals attempt to hinder the investigation and hope to avoid being apprehended.
Each Florida car accident must be carefully investigated by authorities. If the other driver was at fault, the victim or their family will have the right to bring a claim for recovery under Florida law. In the case of a hit-and-run accident, recovery can be complicated. Only an experienced attorney can review your case and advise you on your potential means of obtaining compensation. These cases require a skilled lawyer who has the necessary experience and knowledge handling hit-and-run claims.
Here at Boone & Davis Law, our Miami wrongful death lawyers can help you receive the compensation that you deserve following a crash. If your loved one was tragically killed in the collision, we will help you file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we serve Miami and surrounding areas. For more than 40 years, our team has proudly represented injured accident victims and assisted them in moving forward following a sudden and unexpected tragedy.
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