Miami, FL – Scooter Driver Killed in Hit-and-Run on SW 296th Street
Miami, FL (June 13, 2021) – Police in Miami are investigating after a fatal hit-and-run collision that took place on Wednesday, June 9th. The accident took place around 5:30 a.m. on Southwest 29th Street near the intersection with Old Dixie Highway.
According to authorities, a red car was traveling northbound on Old Dixie Highway when the vehicle struck a man who was riding an electric scooter. The man was crossing Southwest 296th Street when he was hit by the red car. The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the crash scene and pronounced the scooter rider dead at the accident scene. His identity was not immediately released.
The driver of the car fled the scene immediately and before police could arrive. The Miami-Dade Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating the collision at this time. There is no additional information on the crash or the suspect involved. Anyone with information should reach out to the Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers.
We wish to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this tragic hit-and-run accident in Miami.
Fatal Accidents in Florida
Hit-and-run accidents take place every day, multiple times per day in Florida. In our state, it is illegal to leave the scene of a crash, especially if the crash involves injury to another person. However, this does not stop drivers who are intent on breaking the law. In the most recent year, there were over 100,000 hit-and-run crashes in Florida. This number is substantial enough to account for about 20% of all the reported traffic accidents in our cases. Florida hit-and-run accidents are often severe in nature and lead to serious injuries and even death in the worst-case scenario.
Drivers who cause hit-and-run accidents are usually engaged in some type of negligent driving behavior. These drivers choose to flee the scene of the crash knowing that they have caused a major accident. Hit-and-run accident cases can present difficult and complex legal scenarios. You may wonder how you can obtain a recovery if the other driver is never located. Having an experienced attorney by your side is important to make sure that you are not walking away from the crash empty-handed.
Under Florida law, you could be entitled to recover damages when you or a family member have been affected by a hit-and-run accident in our state. The attorneys at Boone & Davis have decades of experience assisting clients who are suffering from the aftermath of a hit-and-run crash. If your loved one was tragically killed in the accident, we can also help with the pursuit of a wrongful death claim.
Our team of Miami car accident attorneys is here and ready to help at any time. We always offer a free consultation so that we can explore the facts of your case, explain your legal rights, and come up with a plan to help you recover the compensation that you deserve. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at 954-566-9919.
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