Southwest Miami-Dade, FL – Female Pedestrian Killed in U.S. 1 Hit-and-Run
Southwest Miami-Dade, FL (February 20, 2021) – Police and investigators are looking into a fatal hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a pedestrian on Friday morning in Southwest Miami-Dade. The crash took place on U.S. Highway 1 near Southwest 137th Avenue and approximately 4:00 a.m.
According to officials, the woman attempted to cross U.S. 1 on foot when she was struck by a vehicle. The woman, who has not been identified at this time, died from her injuries. When officers arrived, they discovered that the driver who struck the woman had fled the crash scene. There were no other injuries reported and the events leading up to the crash remain unclear. Police have not offered any information regarding the details of the suspect’s vehicle or the suspect at this time but continue to search for the driver.
The crash resulted in the roadway being closed and motorists were advised to find an alternate route of travel if possible.
There is no further information available at this time.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal car accident in Southwest Miami-Dade.
Fatal Car Accidents in Florida
Fatal car accidents continue to be a major problem in Florida. In 2019, more than 3,100 people were tragically killed due to crashes on our state’s roadways. Pedestrians are especially vulnerable victims as they have nothing to shield them from the force and impact of a serious accident. More than 80% of people involved in Florida pedestrian accidents can expect to suffer some type of injury while about 10% of pedestrian crash victims will be killed, many of them due to the actions of a negligent driver.
In the aftermath of a pedestrian accident in Florida, you are likely to have questions regarding your legal rights. Under Florida law, you could be entitled to relief if your loved one was killed in a crash that was not their fault. Florida’s wrongful death statute allows family members to pursue a wrongful death claim if the crash directly resulted in the loss of their loved one. A wrongful death lawsuit can help relatives obtain much-needed compensation during a difficult time.
Here at Boone & Davis, we assist crash victims and their families following tragic events in the South Florida area. For more than 35 years, our team of dedicated professionals has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for those who have been affected by someone else’s carelessness. Our Miami personal injury lawyers care strongly for our clients and we will fight for what you deserve. We are not afraid and will not back down, no matter how challenging your case may be.
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