Miami, FL – Scooter Hit by Truck, Elderly Man in Critical Condition
Miami, FL (November 17, 2020) – An elderly man was sent to the hospital in critical condition after he was struck by a truck while riding his scooter this past Sunday morning.
First responders in Miami including the City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue squads were called to assist at the crash scene. The wreck occurred on Southwest First Street and 14th Avenue at approximately 10:00 a.m. this past Sunday morning.
The contributing factors of the collision have yet to be determined at this point in time.
A witness who was present at the intersection at the time of the crash stated that the truck that struck the man only stopped for a moment before speeding away from the crash scene.
The elderly scooter rider, who has not been identified at this time, was transported to Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.
If you or anyone you know has information about this accident, please call Miami Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Monetary rewards are offered for tips that lead to arrests.
No further information has been provided to the public at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts to the injured accident victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Hit and Runs in Miami
The amount of hit-and-runs that occur in Florida is alarming, with approximately 90,000 occurring per year in the Sunshine State. This is approximately 22% of the statewide accident rate. The number of hit-and-runs that take place in Florida each year remains steady, which means that the number of people who flee the scene of accidents in Florida isn’t decreasing. Almost 20,000 injuries were sustained in the year 2015 due to hit-and-runs in Florida, with over 1,200 of them being debilitating, serious bodily injuries.
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