Hit and Run Driver Kills Pedestrian
Miami Police have reported that a pedestrian has been killed after having been struck by a hit-and-run driver on Thursday.
According to a spokesperson with the Miami Police Department, the accident happened at approximately 11:45 p.m. at the intersection of Northwest 79th Street and Northwest First Avenue.
Police say that so far investigators believe that the pedestrian was attempting to cross Northwest 79th Street from south to north when a westbound vehicle struck him and fled the scene of the fatal accident.
The victim, whose name has not yet been released by authorities, was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. The victim was initially listed in extremely critical condition, but died shortly after his arrival at the hospital.
So far investigators do not have a description of the vehicle or the driver. The investigation is ongoing.
There is no doubt that to hit another person and to callously drive away is a criminal act. When the person is caught – even if it takes a long time before they are, they will have to face some very serious consequences for their actions. The law is clear: if you are involved in an accident, you must stay at the scene of a crash until a law enforcement officer gives you leave to go – especially if there are serious injuries or fatalities involved.
Because this driver left the scene, any jury will more than likely side with the family of the victim once that person is brought to justice. For the moment, however, the family of this victim will have face the nightmare of having to try to piece together their lives back together with no real answers.
If you or a loved one ever finds themselves as the victim in any kind of an accident, including a hit-and-run accident, you need an attorney on your side. After you’ve seen a doctor, call our offices as soon as possible. We have years of experience in personal injury and accident lawsuits and can get your civil case started immediately.
Medical costs and care, time off the job or away from school can leave families feeling overwhelmed and without a clear sense of what to do next. Call us today in order that you can receive the compensation and peace of mind that you and your family deserve.