Hit and Run Driver Kills Pedestrian in Miami
A Davie pedestrian was hit and killed by a hit-and-run driver late Wednesday.
At around 10:30 p.m., David John Perdue, age 47, was walking across the street in the in the area of N. 66th Avenue and Stirling Road when he was struck and killed by a motorist. Witnesses of the incident say that the man was struck by a car that fled eastbound toward State Road 7 from the scene of the accident. The car is described as a four-door, 1998 – 2000 Honda Accord with dark tinted windows and custom rims. Eyewitnesses report that the car sustained damage on its left side as a result of hitting the pedestrian and may also have broken the windshield in the accident.
In the State of Florida, hit-and-run charges can be very serious with very severe penalties and can be very bad when you are caught.
Section 316.027 of the 2010 Florida Statutes states that a driver involved in a crash that causes the death or injury of another person or persons must stop and remain at the scene until authorized to leave the scene. Part (1) (a) of this section states that anyone who willfully leaves a crash scene in which an injury is involved is guilty of a third-degree felony. Part (1) (b) states that anyone who willfully leaves a crash scene in which a death is involved is guilty of a first-degree felony. A third-degree felony is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine, while a first-degree felony is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
The person who was behind the wheel of the car was ultimately responsible for the death of this man. When they are caught, they will undoubtedly be prosecuted as a criminal. Because this accident resulted in a fatality, the guilty party faces a third-degree felony charge. Also, once the driver is found, they will more than likely face a civil suit filed on behalf of the family of this man. The courts tend to likely side with the family because of the hit-and-run aspect of the case.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a hit—and-run accident, call our offices as soon as possible. We can get your civil case started once you’ve seen a doctor. Our attorneys will sit down with you and discuss your case. Most importantly, we have years of experience in the Houston area and have successfully argued accident cases in the courts. Call us now so that that you can get the compensation and peace of mind that you and your family deserve.