Miami, FL – Pedestrian Seriously Hurt in Hit-and-Run on NW 51st St.
Miami, FL (May 16, 2021) – Police in Miami are investigating after a pedestrian was hurt in a hit-and-run crash on Saturday, May 15th. The accident happened around 9:00 p.m. on Northwest 51st Street near the intersection with Second Avenue.
The City of Miami Police Department along with the Miami Fire Rescue arrived just after the accident occurred. When officials got to the scene, they found a male victim lying unresponsive in the roadway. The man was taken to Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Police later learned that the man was walking near the roadway when he was struck by a car. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene after the collision.
Officials are currently searching for the driver and the vehicle involved in the crash. There is no description available at this time. The identity of the injured pedestrian was not immediately available.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the City of Miami Police Department or Crime Stoppers.
No additional details are available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes for a complete recovery to the injured pedestrian following this hit-and-run crash in Miami.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Florida
Hit-and-run crashes in Florida continue to pose a major problem. In 2019, more than 20% of all reported motor vehicle accidents were classified as hit-and-run. This amounts to more than 100,000 hit-and-run accidents across our state annually. The law requires drivers to remain at the scene of an accident. However, many people choose to ignore the law in an effort to avoid taking responsibility for their actions. These individuals often do so knowing that their own negligence has resulted in a serious accident.
A hit-and-run case presents complicated legal and factual issues. In these cases, it is important to understand your legal rights as well as your potential sources of recovery. In a Florida hit-and-run crash, you could be entitled to collect money from your own insurance policy, as well as the applicable insurance policy of the other driver. Even if the other driver is never located, you could still recover compensation from your insurance. Having a lawyer by your side that understands these issues is very important to ensure that you are fully compensated for the accident.
Here at Boone & Davis, our Miami car accident lawyers are here to help during your time of greatest need. We have routinely handled some of the most complicated and complex accident claims and have achieved successful results on behalf of crash victims and their families. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we proudly serve all areas of South Florida, including Miami and surrounding communities and we would be honored to help you.
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