Kendall, FL (May 18, 2021) - Police in Kendall have identified the victim of a fatal hit-and-run crash that took place last week in Kendall. The collision took place on Friday, May 14th just before 2:00 a.m.
According to officials, 34-year-old Jose Perez was riding his bike westbound on Sunset Drive when he was hit by a car near 109th Avenue. Perez was returning home from work when he was hit by a Mercedes Benz. He died at the accident scene. The driver of the Mercedes fled following the crash and police are still searching for the suspect at this time. Police believe that the Mercedes has front-end damage.
Anyone with information should contact the Miami-Dade Police Department. No further information is available at this time.
Hit-and-run collisions continue to cause major issues for accident victims in Florida. According to the most recent statistics, there were 105,000 hit-and-run accidents in Florida last year. This number makes up about 25% of all reported accidents. Many victims of hit-and-run crashes will be seriously hurt and even killed. Drivers who choose to flee the scene normally do so knowing that they have left behind a serious collision with injuries.
Our condolences go out to the family of Jose Perez following this Kendall hit-and-run crash.
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