Miami, FL – Pedestrian Hurt in Crash with USPS Truck
Miami, FL (September 26, 2020) – The Miami-Dade Police Department responded to the scene of a crash involving a pedestrian on Friday, September 25th. The incident was reported around 1:00 p.m. in the 2100 block of NW 25th Street.
According to a report from the scene, a pedestrian was walking in or near the roadway when they were hit by a United States Postal Service vehicle. The pedestrian sustained unknown injuries as a result of the crash. The accident occurred near the intersection with Southwest 22nd Avenue. Rescue crews also arrived at the scene to treat the injured victim. There is no word on the events leading up to the accident at this time. Neither the pedestrian nor the driver of the USPS vehicle has been identified by authorities and it is not clear whether charges will be filed.
An investigation into the crash remains active. No further information regarding the collision is available.
We would like to extend our thoughts and well-wishes to the pedestrian who was injured in this incident in Miami. Our hope is for a complete and speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
More than once over the past several years, Florida has been ranked the most dangerous state in the nation for pedestrians. Between the years 2008 and 2017, our state saw 5,433 fatal pedestrian accidents. In fact, a fatal pedestrian crash in Florida is reported about twice each day. These numbers may seem startling but they underscore the dangers that are present for pedestrians in our state. A Florida pedestrian accident frequently results in severe injuries and even death for vulnerable victims who have no way to protect themselves from the sheer force of a collision with a large vehicle.
While the accident itself can be extremely devastating, there are things that pedestrians and their families can do to help themselves following the crash. Initially, many Florida pedestrian accidents are caused due to the negligence of other motorists. Reckless drivers often have little regard for the health and well-being of those around them. These drivers may fail to see a pedestrian in the roadway until it is too late to avoid a collision.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries at the hands of a negligent driver, you should contact an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in Florida right away. At Boone & Davis, our legal team has over 40 years of experience handling pedestrian accident claims. We know what to look for in order to help you get the compensation that you need during this time. We understand what you are going through and strongly believe that no innocent accident victim should be left financially responsible for someone else’s mistakes.
Under Florida law, you could be entitled to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and possibly more. It is important to act now in order to protect your legal rights. Waiting to speak with an attorney can jeopardize your claim and result in a settlement that is lower than what you should accept given the seriousness of your injuries.
Our team is standing by to take your call at any time. We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. We also work on a contingency fee basis meaning that, in most cases, there is no fee until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment, please feel free to reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at 954-566-9919.
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