Miami, FL – Pedestrian Killed in Saturday Crash on NW 36th Street
Miami, FL (March 21, 2021) – Police in Miami responded to the scene of a deadly crash involving a pedestrian early Sunday morning. The incident took place around 3:15 a.m. on Northwest 36th Street near the intersection with 21st Court.
According to authorities, a pedestrian was walking near the intersection when they were hit by a vehicle. Officers and rescue workers rushed to the area. The pedestrian suffered critical injuries and was taken to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment. The pedestrian, who has not been identified, succumbed to their injuries at the hospital. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene following the crash and has yet to be located. Police have not released a description of the suspect or the vehicle involved in the collision.
Anyone with any information surrounding the collision is asked to contact the Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. There are no further details available at this time.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic pedestrian accident in Miami.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Pedestrian accidents in Florida are, unfortunately, quite a common occurrence. This is especially true in urban areas such as Miami where pedestrians share the roadway with motorists on a regular basis. According to statistics, about 75% of all Florida pedestrian accidents involve a visit to the ER. About 20% of all traffic accident deaths in Florida are attributable to pedestrian crashes. Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to being seriously injured or killed in a crash, especially compared to victims of other types of traffic accidents.
If you or a family member have been affected by a pedestrian accident in our state, you may have certain legal rights. In the aftermath of the accident, it is important to speak with a local attorney. If you have lost a family member or loved one as a result of the crash, you could be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. Under Florida law, wrongful death actions can allow you to seek recovery on behalf of your loved one, including payments for medical and funeral bills, lost wages, loss of affection and companionship, and potentially more.
Here at Boone & Davis Law, our experienced wrongful death lawyers in Miami have the skills and experience that you need during a difficult time. We have over 40 years of experience handling difficult and tragic injury claims. We also have a track record of success, having recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for crash victims and their families. If you need a personal injury lawyer in Miami or anywhere throughout the South Florida area, we can help and would be proud to assist you as you move forward following a sudden tragedy.
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