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Plantation, FL – Fatal Pedestrian Crash Takes One Life on State Rd 7

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Plantation, FL (December 14, 2020) – Police in Broward County are searching for a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian on a roadway in Plantation in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 13. The reason for the collision remains unknown at this time. 

According to a local news source, the crash happened on State 7 Road near Northwest 5 Street at approximately 2:30 a.m. for reasons under law enforcement investigation. A 36-year-old man was traveling by foot along State Road 7 when he was fatally struck by a vehicle that then fled the scene of the collision without stopping to render aid. 

Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene of the collision. His identity has not been publicly released at this time as an investigation is still currently underway. 

No other information has been provided to the public at this point in time. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Hit and Runs in Florida

Sadly, hit-and-run accidents account for over 20% of the statewide accident rate in Florida. In 2015, there were approximately 90,000 reported hit-and-run accidents in the Sunshine State that injured more than 20,000 people and took the lives of hundreds. It is against the law to leave the scene of an accident, especially when someone was injured, but, regrettably, people do it all the time. 

Seeking the assistance of a skilled and knowledgeable Florida car accident attorney after involvement in a serious accident is your best bet in receiving full and fair financial compensation for your injuries and losses. Attempting to negotiate a just compensation amount from the insurance company on your own without the skilled assistance of a Florida personal injury lawyer could put you in an undesirable position. Insurance companies often attempt to totally avoid paying compensation or coerce accident victims into settling for a meager amount. 

If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a negligently caused car accident, you may be legally entitled to financial compensation depending on the circumstances of your crash. Allow a Florida personal injury attorney to inform you of your existing legal rights, and to help you exercise them in court if need be. 

The Florida personal injury lawyers at Boone & Davis have been successfully protecting and preserving the rights of those injured in carelessly caused accidents for the past three decades. We work to provide injured accident victims and their families with the most effective and aggressive legal representation in Florida. Call our law firm today at 954-566-9919 to get started on your own personal injury case and to speak with a reputable and skilled personal injury lawyer. 

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