Miami Beach, FL (February 8, 2019) - Police in Miami Beach are investigating after a pedestrian was killed in a traffic accident on Friday, February 8th. Officers were called to Alton Road, near East Fifteenth Street around 4:00 am in reference to the collision .
According to reports, the pedestrian was walking southbound when he was struck by the vehicle. The pedestrian, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. Authorities have not identified the pedestrian or the driver. There is no word on what caused the crash to take place.
No further information is available at this time.
Pedestrian accidents happen across Florida on a daily basis. Many of these accidents will be severe and even deadly in nature. The majority of pedestrian crashes occur late at night and early in the morning in poorly lit areas. When a pedestrian accident happens, police will investigate the scene and determine who was at fault in the crash. The police investigation in this case will focus on the events leading to the accident, such as whether the driver or pedestrian violated any traffic laws and whether the driver could have taken measures to avoid the collision. If the driver was negligent in causing the crash, the pedestrian's surviving family members will have a potential wrongful death claim against the driver.
At Rubenstein Law, we know that heartbreak that can be caused by deadly pedestrian accidents. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys about your case, please call us at 1-800 FL-Legal for a free consultation.
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