Pembroke Pines, FL – Pedestrian Killed in SW 18th St. Crash
Pembroke Pines, FL (February 28, 2021) – A woman was killed after being hit by a car in Pembroke Pines. The crash took place just before 6:00 a.m. in the 6600 block of Southwest 18th Avenue.
The Pembroke Pines Police Department, along with Fire Rescue crews, responded to the scene. According to officials, a white 2018 For Mustang was backing out of a parking space when the car collided with a female pedestrian walking in the roadway. The woman was trapped underneath a vehicle and had to extricated by rescue officials. She was then taken to Memorial Regional Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. The pedestrian’s identity has not been released at this time.
The driver of the Mustang, who was also not identified, remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. There were no other injuries reported and there is no word on whether the driver faces any charges in connection with the incident.
No additional information is available.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
According to statistics, a fatal pedestrian accident in Florida is reported about once every two hours. Annually, this means that more than 500 people are killed in pedestrian accidents across our state each year. Additionally, when the pedestrian survives the crash, they are likely to suffer severe and debilitating injuries which will require a long and extensive recovery. Pedestrians have no protection from the force and impact of a crash and are far more likely to be seriously hurt compared to victims of other types of accidents. In many cases, the pedestrian will be injured or killed due to the actions of a negligent driver.
Under Florida law, injured pedestrians or their families may have a claim for compensation when they have been affected by an accident. If your loved one was killed, our condolences are with you. There is nothing more devastating than the loss of a family member following an accident. Family members and next of kin can file for wrongful death when their loved one was killed in a crash. These claims should only be handled by an attorney with substantial experience in the area.
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