Pedestrian Struck and Killed at the Airport
An accident at the Miami International airport has left a 51-year old pedestrian dead who was returning to the area from a business trip.
The fatal crash occurred sometime just after 12 p.m. outside Terminal H between the gates for Delta Airlines and Aeromexico. Miami-Dade Police have sealed off the part of the terminal where the accident occurred while they investigated the scene. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner’s van arrived transported the body before 1 p.m.
A passenger in the white Chevy Blazer that hit and killed the pedestrian said her friend was at the wheel when the vehicle struck the pedestrian. No charges have been filed yet as the accident are still under investigation.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 5,000 pedestrians are killed in traffic crashes each year in the United States. A pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every 108 seconds on average. Each year, approximately 45,000 people are injured in any given year. That means that a pedestrian is injured in a traffic crash every 7 minutes. Most pedestrian accidents occur in in urban areas, with almost 80% of these taking place at locations that are not intersections.
Pedestrians can be injured in any number of situations. Most motorists do exercise reasonable care. When crossing the street in places other than in the crosswalk or at an intersection, the pedestrian may have to yield the right of way to oncoming cars. Illegally parked cars that create a visual obstruction for pedestrians may be a contributing factor in an accident involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle. Driver distraction can also play a key role in accidents involving cars and pedestrians. Because the driver of a motor vehicle has the greater responsibility in any accident, the consequences for a driver that is found at fault can face serious legal and civil actions against them. This is why having an experienced personal injury and accident attorney on your side to help evaluate the accident is important.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian/motor vehicle 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 Miami-Dade area and have successfully argued accident cases in the Florida courts. Call us now so that that you can get the compensation and peace of mind that you and your family deserve.