SW Miami-Dade, FL – One Killed in Pedestrian Wreck at US-1 & SW 266th St
SW Miami-Dade, FL (October 8, 2020) – Early this past Monday morning, one person lost their life while attempting to cross a roadway in Southwest Miami-Dade county.
At approximately 5:30 a.m. on the morning of Monday, October 5, an unidentified pedestrian was attempting to cross the northbound lanes of US 1 and Southwest 266th street when they were fatally struck by a passing vehicle.
The contributing factors of the crash have yet to be determined by local police.
The vehicle that struck the person was identified as a gray Honda sedan.
The deceased victim’s name has not been publicly released at this time, and the driver has not been identified.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Whether a pedestrian is struck by a truck, a passenger vehicle, or some other kind of vehicle, they can suffer catastrophic and deadly injuries. Pedestrian accidents are no doubt one of the most dangerous and deadly types of accidents that exist today.
Unfortunately, there is a much higher risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident in Florida than in any other state in the US. Between the years 2005 and 2014, 46,149 persons across the nation were struck while walking and killed by a passing vehicle. During that same time period, 5,142 pedestrians lost their lives in Florida as the result of a pedestrian accident — the highest in the nation.
An accident victim’s life can be devastatingly impacted by their injuries, especially depending on the severity of the incident they were involved in. Being injured in a serious traffic accident can negatively impact a person and their family’s life in numerous ways, and these effects can last for days, weeks, or months afterward. Those injured in negligently caused traffic collisions may be faced with many challenges and hardships following their accident. Their families could be faced with the same exact issues or worse after their loved one’s involvement in a potentially catastrophic event. The compassionate Florida traffic accident lawyers at Boone & Davis strive to help aid accident victims and their families in various ways throughout their recovery.
We work to provide our clients who were injured by other people’s negligence with the maximum financial compensation amount available for their incurred injuries and losses. In the horrible event that you have lost someone you love due to the negligent actions of another person, a Florida wrongful death attorney will aggressively negotiate a full and fair compensation amount from the insurance companies and other sources depending on the circumstances of the crash.
We are acutely aware that no amount of monetary compensation will ever be able to replace your loved one, but it will be able to help you move forward in more ways than one after their accident. Monetary compensation can go toward things like funeral costs, outstanding medical bills, loss of consortium, and more.
Obtaining legal guidance is crucial in order to ensure that your rights and best interests are protected If you or a loved one were injured in an accident that you believe was caused by a reckless, negligent, or careless party. The Florida personal injury lawyers at Boone & Davis are available to assist you through your accident aftermath at your earliest convenience. We have been in the business of providing injured accident victims and their families with competent legal representation and just financial compensation for over 40 years.
The Boone & Davis legal team is fully dedicated to assisting our clients successfully recover from injuries sustained in negligently caused accidents. We provide our clients with the experienced representation they deserve in order to assist them in their recovery and help them obtain the financial compensation they need. Call our law firm at 954-566-9919 in order to get started on your own personal injury, wrongful death, or another type of case.
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