Miami, FL – Pedestrian Hit by Lyft Driver on Brickell Ave near SE 5th St
Miami, FL (March 8, 2021) – A pedestrian-involved traffic crash happened on a roadway in west Miami on the afternoon of March 6. Just before 2:00 p.m., police and EMTs were sent to assist at the scene of the wreck on Brickell Avenue.
Sources indicate that the accident occurred in the 400 block of Brickell Avenue near Southeast 5th Street when an unidentified pedestrian was struck by a Lyft vehicle. The reason the collision occurred remains currently unknown.
The pedestrian sustained injuries in the wreck and required emergency treatment at the scene. They were then transported to an area hospital via ambulance for further treatment.
The area of Brickell Avenue where the accident happened was blocked off while responders worked to clear the scene. Investigations into the details of the incident will be carried out by local police.
Our thoughts are with the injured party and their family in hopes of a full and fast recovery.
Pedestrian Collisions in Miami
According to A Safer Florida, the Sunshine State has the highest pedestrian death rate in the nation. This could also be due to the fact that Florida possesses one of the highest populations in the nation which, in turn, makes for high accident rates.
Between 2005 and 2014, 46,149 individuals across the United States lost their lives due to fatal pedestrian accidents. During this same timespan, 5,142 people were killed in pedestrian accidents in Florida. This means that Florida accounted for approximately 11% of the pedestrian fatality rate in the nation from 2005 to 2014.
Pedestrians are at an increased risk of suffering severe and/or fatal injuries in traffic accidents due to being totally unprotected while traveling alongside much larger, faster vehicles. The consequences of serious pedestrian accidents can be extremely overwhelming and negatively affect multiple areas of a person’s life, including their physical, mental, emotional, and financial health. When a person is killed in a negligently caused pedestrian crash, it is crucial that their family seek legal guidance from a qualified and skilled Florida wrongful death attorney at their earliest convenience. Family members could qualify for financial compensation in order to pay for things like outstanding medical bills, funeral costs, and other costs associated with their loved one’s accident.
The Florida personal injury lawyers at Boone & Davis have been assisting injured accident victims and their families get the compensation they deserve for decades. For more than 35 years, our trusted legal team has been working tirelessly to provide those injured in negligently caused accidents and their families with just financial compensation and peace of mind after dealing with arduous and lengthy accident aftermath. Call our law firm today in order to speak with a specialist concerning your case, and to be connected with an experienced Florida accident attorney. No one should ever be forced to pay for being injured, especially when their injuries were the result of another person’s carelessness. Call us today at 954-566-9919 in order to get started on your own personal injury case.
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