Dogwalker Killed in Hit and Run

downloadA man died as the result of a hit-and-run accident while he was walking his dog Saturday night.

According to authorities, Pedro Gonzalez, 33, was walking his dog when he was struck and killed at approximately 10:00 p.m. while attempting to cross Northwest 12th Avenue in Little Havana. The force of the impact was such that Gonzalez’ body was wedged underneath a parked vehicle.

Eyewitnesses to the incident told investigators that the driver of the vehicle got out of his vehicle, looked at the victim and then got back into his car and fled the scene.

Gonzalez was transported by ambulance to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma center. Gonzalez later died as the result of the injuries he sustained in the accident.

Carmen Montoya, Gonzalez’ mother said that her son’s dog returned home alone and scared.

Police are searching for a green Chrysler 300 that will have sustained front-end damage.

It’s almost unbelievable that anyone could possibly leave the scene of an accident after very seriously injuring or killing someone. The penalties for leaving the scene of an accident in the State of Florida are very serious. According to Florida Statute 316.027, if a person is involved in a crash that results in the serious injury or death of another person, they must immediately stop their vehicle at the scene of the accident or in a safe nearby place. They must then also stay at the scene until they are released by a law enforcement officer.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident in the Miami-Dade area, give our offices a call. When you contact us, we can arrange for you to meet with one of our attorneys who will go over the details of your case with you. We are here to listen and to see that justice is done.

Medical costs, vehicle damages, lost wages from time off the job as well as the tragedy of funeral expenses and pain and suffering are all considerations in an accident case.

Call us today to schedule a free initial consultation and legal analysis.