Miami, FL – Man Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Turnpike
Miami, FL (July 18, 2021) – A man was killed following a pedestrian accident on Florida’s Turnpike on Saturday, July 17th. The crash happened in Southwest Miami-Dade County.
According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, a man was driving a gray Mercedes-Benz on the Turnpike when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with a concrete barrier. As he exited his vehicle, he began walking along the Turnpike when he was struck by a tractor-trailer. The man, who was not immediately identified, died at the crash scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer was also not identified.
The accident resulted in the southbound lanes being closed while an investigation was ongoing. Traffic was diverted away from the area.
There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed. No further details have been released.
We would like to extend our thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic crash in Miami.
Fatal Accidents in Florida
A fatal car accident in Florida takes place approximately once every three hours or about eight times per day. Many deadly accidents happen on major roadways such as the Florida’s Turnpike. On interstates and highways throughout Florida, there is typically heavy traffic volume and a high percentage of negligent drivers at any given time. This contributes to a greater number of serious and fatal crashes. In many cases, victims are injured or killed due to the actions of negligent drivers. Police must carefully investigate each accident in order to determine who was at fault.
Following a fatal Florida car accident, your world has no doubt been turned upside down. The sudden loss of a loved one is devastating, especially if your family member has been killed in a crash that was not their fault. Fortunately, there is help available. Under Florida law, you may have the right to receive compensation for the loss of your family member. A wrongful death claim can help you recover for damages, including loss of companionship, medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages, and possibly more. While we understand that there is no amount of money that will bring back your loved one, the compensation that you receive can help you offset some of the unexpected expenses that arise during this time.
Here at Boone and Davis Law, our attorneys have substantial experience handling Florida wrongful death claims. We understand the difficulty that you are going through and we are here to help. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we handle some of the most serious accident cases that arise in South Florida. For more than four decades, our team has helped victims and their families get through some of the most difficult times of their lives and move forward following a sudden tragedy.
Our team stands ready to assist you at any time. Our Miami wrongful death attorneys provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your appointment with a Florida wrongful death lawyer, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at 954-566-9919.
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