Miami, FL (August 1, 2019) - One person was hurt when a hit-and-run driver crashed into a bus bench in Miami on Wednesday, July 31st. The collision took place around 2:30 p.m. on Northwest Seventh Avenue, near 58th Street.
According to reports, a 63-year-old pedestrian was waiting on the bench when a gray Lexus sedan left the roadway and struck the bench as well as the pedestrian. The driver of the Lexus fled the scene after the crash. The pedestrian was taken to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital with a broken pelvis and a liver injury.
Police later apprehended the driver, identified as 36-year-old Rodrigo Delatorre. Delatorre is now facing multiple charges, including leaving the scene of a crash involving serious bodily injury. Police report that over 100 used cartridges of nitrous oxide were found inside his vehicle during a search.
This crash illustrates the fact that a serious accident can take place anytime and anywhere on our roadways. Even pedestrians who are not in the direct path of traffic are still at risk of being involved in a life-changing event. Unfortunately, negligent actions of drivers place everyone around them at risk. We hope that the pedestrian hurt in this serious crash is able to make a complete recovery.
At Rubenstein Law, we understand the often-catastrophic results of pedestrian accidents. We are here for you during the difficult times and will fight vigorously for you when you have been injured in a crash that was not your fault. For your free consultation, please call us at 1-800 FL-Legal at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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