Miami, FL (November 17, 2018) - A hit-and-run crash on Friday, November 16th left two people injured. The crash took place on 77th Avenue in Miami.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Prius was traveling on 77th Avenue when the driver lost control of his vehicle and skidded into a bus bench. Two people were on the bench at the time it was struck. The victims were transported to Jackson South Medical Center. Neither their condition nor the extent of their injuries is known at this time. The driver fled the scene following impact.
Police later located the hit-and-run suspect and identified him as 42 year old John William Fernandez. The Prius belonged to Fernandez's mother and police believe he took the vehicle without her permission. Fernandez was charged with felony hit-and-run involving injury. Other charges are pending at this time according to police.
We are saddened to hear that two innocent people were hurt by the reckless actions of John William Fernandez. Over 400,000 car accidents are reported annually in Florida. Many of these accidents will involve hit-and-run collisions. When a driver flees the scene of a crash, they will face both civil and criminal liability for their actions.
We hope that the injured victims are able to have a speedy and complete recovery. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida car accident attorneys know the damage and devastation that can be left behind following a serious crash.
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