Hialeah, FL (October 10, 2018) - A man who was killed in Tuesday hit-and-run in Hialeah has been identified.
79-year-old Orlando Quiala was crossing at the intersection of East 4th Avenue and 17th Street around 11:30 am on Tuesday when he was struck by a red Toyota Sedan. Quiala was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Police are looking for a red Toyota sedan, possibly a 2005 to 2008 model Corolla. The car is expected to have front-end damage from the collision. Anyone who has information regarding the crash is asked to call the Hialeah Police Department at 305-687-2525.
Hit and run crashes account for about 25% of all Florida car accidents. In many hit-and-run cases, the victim suffers serious or even fatal injuries. A hit-and-run driver will face criminal charges when they are apprehended by police. The driver may additionally face a civil suit if they were negligent in causing the crash. In this case, the driver of the Corolla could potentially face a wrongful death claim from the next of kin of Orlando Quiala. Our thoughts go out to Quiala's family in this tragic accident.
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