Fort Lauderdale, FL (September 4, 2020) - A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident that took place in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, September 4th. The crash happened around 5:00 a.m. on State Road 7 near the intersection with Davie Boulevard.
According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, a pedestrian was walking along SR 7 when they were struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian suffered critical injuries in the accident and was later pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle involved in the accident fled the scene just after the collision occurred. Police later located a gray Honda Civic less than a mile away from the crash scene. The Civic is believed to be the car that struck the pedestrian. Officers are still trying to locate the owner and the driver of the vehicle.
The identity of the deceased pedestrian has not been released at this time. The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
Pedestrian accidents and hit-and-run crashes take place every day in Florida. Sadly about two people lose their lives on average in Florida pedestrian crashes. Similarly, innocent victims are frequently seriously hurt or killed in accidents involving hit-and-run drivers. Many drivers who choose to flee the scene of a crash do so knowing that there will be potential civil and criminal responsibility for their actions.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of the pedestrian who was killed in this tragic accident in Fort Lauderdale.
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