Hialeah, FL (February 9, 2019) - One person is dead following a crash a truck and a pedestrian on the Palmetto Expressway. The accident happened around 2:00 am on Saturday, February 9th.
According to authorities, a fuel tanker truck struck a pedestrian on Northwest 122nd Street. The pedestrian sustained critical injuries and died at the crash scene. The crash took place in the northbound lanes. Police closed off the roadway while they investigated and diverted all area traffic onto Interstate 75.
The pedestrian was not immediately identified in the aftermath of the crash. It is not clear at this time if any additional vehicle were involved or if the truck driver is facing any charges for their role in the crash.
We wish to extend our condolences to the family of the pedestrian who died in this tragic Hialeah crash. A fatal pedestrian crash happens, on average, twice per day in Florida. When a pedestrian crash occurs, it will commonly lead to serious injuries and even fatalities in the worst cases. Statistics show that about one quarter of all pedestrian crashes will involve serious and debilitating injuries.
When you have been hurt in a pedestrian crash you may feel frustrated and overwhelmed. Your world can completely change in a matter of seconds. If the crash was not your fault, you have important legal rights including the right to be fully compensated for your injuries.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys are here for you when you have been hurt by the negligence of another. For a free consultation, please call us any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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