Opa Locka, FL – Bicyclist Struck by Car in Hit & Run Crash on NW 22nd Ave near Khaila Montessori Academy
Opa Locka, FL (May 7, 2021) – A traffic collision left one person with injuries on the evening of May 7 in Opa Locka. At approximately 9:00 p.m, police and paramedics were dispatched to the scene of an accident between a bicycle and a sedan.
The crash occurred in the 16000 block of Northwest 22nd Avenue near the Khaila Montessori Academy for reasons still being investigated by police. According to officials, a bicyclist was hit by a car that then fled the scene without stopping to render aid.
Police and paramedics were sent to assist the injured cyclist at the scene of the crash. Their identity has not been released to the public at this time.
The injured victim was treated on-site before being transported to an area medical center for further care as needed. Police continue to investigate the details of the incident.
Our thoughts are with everyone involved. We hope for their full and fast recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Florida
Pedestrian accidents in Florida happen more often there than in any other state. It is estimated that approximately 8,000 people per year are injured in pedestrian accidents in the Sunshine State. Fourteen percent of all of the traffic-related accidents in the United States were pedestrian accidents in 2013, which clearly indicates that pedestrian accidents are much more common than anyone realizes.
Also in 2013, over 32,000 people were killed in car accidents. Of those, 4,735 were pedestrians. This is approximately 14% of the total number of people killed that year in car accidents.
A traffic accident in Florida occurs approximately once every 84 seconds or over 1,000 times per day, according to information provided by the Florida Department of Transportation. Pedestrian accidents take the lives of hundreds of people per year. Studies show that those involved in Florida pedestrian crashes are more likely to be killed than those involved in pedestrian crashes in any other state in the nation. According to statistics compiled concerning traffic accidents in the United States, approximately 94% are caused by driver negligence and/or distraction.
Florida is ranked as one of the most dangerous states to travel through due to its high accident-fatality rate. However, Florida is one of the most highly-populated states in the nation, which directly correlates with its statistical values.
Being injured in a Florida traffic accident can be a very frightening, draining, and stressful experience. You could be dealing with a multitude of different issues after your involvement in an injurious car crash in Florida. Debilitating pain could result from being injured in an incident of this magnitude, as well as mental stress and anguish depending on the circumstances and severity of the wreck.
Sustaining injuries in a traffic crash caused by another person’s negligence entitles you to the option to collect financial compensation for the injuries and losses that may have resulted from the incident. A personal injury attorney in Florida will be able to help you better understand your existing legal rights as well as exercise them in order to collect full and fair compensation in order to cover things like medical bills, mental health bills, funeral costs when applicable, and more.
Contact a Florida car accident attorney today in order to get started on your own personal injury claim if you are under the impression that your injuries were the result of another person’s carelessness while on the road. The skilled and experienced Florida personal injury lawyers at Boone & Davis have been successfully preserving and protecting the rights of those injured in Florida traffic accidents for decades and are passionate about providing our clients with the most significant compensation possible. We want your recovery from your recent traffic accident to be as painless as possible, in more aspects than just the physical. We strive to assist you financially, mentally, and in any other way, you may require after being injured by another person’s negligence.
Call our law firm today at (813) 544-7096 for more information on how you can successfully move forward from your injuries and losses you may have incurred in a recent traffic collision caused by carelessness.
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