Miami, FL – Scooter Driver Killed in NW 8th Ave. Hit-and-Run
Miami, FL (March 27, 2021) – Police in Miami responded to the scene of a deadly hit-and-run accident early Friday morning. The collision took place on Northwest Eighth Avenue at the intersection with Second Street.
According to officials, an unidentified man was riding a scooter on Northwest Eighth Avenue when he was hit by an SUV. The driver of the SUV got out of his vehicle and into another car before fleeing the scene. The driver of the moped was treated at the scene but eventually succumbed to his injuries. The victim’s identity has not been released at this time.
Officers have not provided any description of the suspect or the vehicle in which he fled. Anyone who has any knowledge of the accident is asked to contact the Miami Police Department or the Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing. There is no further information available at this time.
Fatal Accidents in Florida
Florida is a dangerous state for motorists. In 2019, more than 3,000 people lost their lives due to Florida traffic accidents. Many of these victims were killed in crashes that were not their fault and simply found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. There are numerous factors that contribute to deadly injury accidents in Florida. In most cases, the at-fault driver is violating some traffic law or is driving in an otherwise careless or negligent manner. Each collision must be carefully investigated in order to determine the exact cause.
If you have lost a loved one in a Florida traffic accident, you are no doubt going through the most difficult time in your life. As you move forward, it is important to have a full understanding of your legal rights. Under Florida law, you could be entitled to file a wrongful death action on behalf of your family member. These claims can result in you receiving valuable compensation to assist you in dealing with the sudden and unexpected financial burdens of the crash. A wrongful death claim in Florida allows you to seek recovery of medical and funeral costs, compensation for loss of companionship, lost wages, punitive damages, and possibly more.
At Boone & Davis, our Miami wrongful death attorneys are here for you when you need us the most. We have served our local community for more than 40 years and we bring experience and compassion to each client’s case. We will fight hard for your legal rights while understanding that you are dealing with an incredibly stressful and difficult moment. During this time, your focus should be solely on your family and the last thing you should have to worry about is the details of a legal case.
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