Miami, FL (November 5, 2018) - A man is dead following a hit-and-run that occurred in the 2100 block of Northwest 17th Avenue on Sunday, November 4th.
The man, whose name has been withheld at this time, was feeding a cat around 6:40 pm. It is not clear exactly where the man was, but he was struck by a Ford pickup truck with an extended cab. After the collision, the driver of the truck failed to remain at the scene. Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue arrived and pronounced the victim had died from his injuries. Police are still searching for the pickup truck involved and believe that it is white in color and possibly an F-250 model.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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 truck could potentially face a wrongful death claim from the next of kin of the deceased victim. Our thoughts go out to the family members and loved ones affected by this tragic accident.
If you or a loved one have been injured by the negligence of another driver, our Florida car accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law can help. To speak with us for free, call 1-800 FL-Legal.
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