West Palm Beach, FL – Pedestrian Struck, Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Lantana Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL (October 10, 2020) – A pedestrian was killed in a crash that took place in West Palm Beach on Friday, October 9th. The crash was reported on Lantana Road near Bungalow Drive.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene just after the collision took place. According to deputies, a pedestrian was crossing Lantana in an eastbound direction and pushing his bike across the street when he was hit by a passing vehicle. The driver fled the scene following the crash and before the police could arrive. Rescue crews treated the pedestrian, age 57, for critical injuries. He was then taken to Delray Medical Center where he later died. His identity has not been released at this time.
Officers are still looking for the vehicle and the driver that was involved in the incident. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Sheriff’s office at (561) 681-4540 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
There is no additional information available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic hit-and-run accident in West Palm Beach.
Fatal Accidents in Florida
Fatal crashes take place each day, multiple times per day throughout our state. More than 3,000 people were killed due to Florida car accidents in 2019. An average of eight people per day will lose their lives due to traffic accidents. When a fatal crash occurs, police must conduct a careful investigation into the crash and its cause. This means taking photographs at the scene, interviewing witnesses, and determine if alcohol or drugs may have played a role in the crash. In almost all instances, a fatal accident could have been avoided if the driver had been obeying traffic laws and driving in a safe and responsible manner.
Certainly, there is nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a loved one due to a car accident in Florida. This is especially true if your loved one was killed through no fault of their own. In such cases, family members are left feeling lonely, overwhelmed, and confused. Fortunately, there may be some steps that you can take to help ease some of the pain that was caused by such a tragic event.
Under Florida law, the victim’s heirs may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the driver who was responsible for the death occurring. A wrongful death action seeks compensation for various aspects, including loss of consortium, payment of funeral and medical bills, compensation for lost wages, and more. While no amount of money will ever replace the loss that you have suffered, your settlement can still help you avoid being in a financial bind as a result of the crash.
At Boone & Davis, we have more than 40 years of experience assisting the families of victims following serious crashes. Our West Palm Beach wrongful death attorneys know what it takes to get the job done and get you the compensation that you deserve.
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