Deerfield Beach, FL (June 13, 2019) - A 54-year-old pedestrian died following a hit-and-run crash on Tuesday, June 11th. The collision took place around 9:45 p.m. on Northwest Ninth Avenue.
Authorities report that Hedelmiro Diaz-Zeleya was crossing the street when he fell down into the roadway, where he was then struck by a passing vehicle. The Broward County Sheriff's Office, along with Broward Fire Rescue, responded to the scene. Diaz-Zeleya was rushed to Broward Health North and later pronounced dead. The vehicle, which is believed to be a blue Nissan SUV, fled the scene and traveled south on Military Trail. The vehicle suffered significant damage to its front bumper.
Police are still investigating and no further details are available at this time.
Approximately 500 people will be killed this year in pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians are an extremely vulnerable group and most accidents involving pedestrians will lead to serious injuries or even death in the most catastrophic cases.
A pedestrian crash must be closely investigated to determine how it occurred. Authorities will take pictures of the crash scene and will perform a reconstruction of the events as they occurred. Innocent pedestrians who are hurt due to the negligence of drivers will have a legal claim for compensation.
If you have been hurt following a Florida pedestrian accident, the attorneys at Rubenstein Law will fight zealously to protect your rights. For over 30 years, we have assisted those injured by negligent drivers. If we can help you, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal at any time for a free consultation
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