Fort Lauderdale, FL (October 27, 2019) - A man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, October 26th. The crash took place on West Broward Boulevard, near the intersection with Seventh Avenue around 3:00 a.m.
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department and Fire Rescue crews were called to the scene immediately after the accident occurred. Investigators arrived and determined that a male pedestrian was crossing the road when he was hit by a dark-colored sedan. The male died at the crash scene while the driver fled immediately following the accident. The deceased pedestrian has not been identified at this time.
Police are still searching for the suspect's vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS or the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.
Hit-and-run crashes are very prevalent in Florida, accounting for about 100,000 crashes per year. This number represents approximately 25% of all reported accidents in our state. Hit-and-run collisions are often deadly and take place at high speeds. The common causes of a hit-and-run are distracted or impaired drivers who fail to see pedestrians standing or walking along the roadway. In many cases, the driver is at fault for the crash and chooses to leave the scene rather than stay behind and speak with authorities.
At Rubenstein Law, we have decades of experience assisting the victims of these crashes and their families. We know that devastation that can be left behind following a serious Florida car accident. We are here to help ease the burdens you are facing during this difficult time. For your free consultation, please give us a call at any time, at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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