Miami, FL (October 31, 2019) - A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Miami on Wednesday, October 30th. The crash was reported on I-95 near State Road 820 at around 2:00 a.m.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to reports, 40-year-old Pierre Fortin had parked his car on the right shoulder of the highway. As Fortin exited his vehicle to walk across the highway, he was struck by an oncoming car. Fortin suffered critical injuries and died at the scene after the crash. The driver of the vehicle fled before police could arrive. There is no information on the vehicle at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of Pierre Fortin following this tragic hit-and-run crash in Miami. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents are an epidemic in our state. There are about 100,000 of these accidents reported annually and the consequences are often severe and even deadly. Drivers who choose to flee the scene of a crash may face both civil and criminal consequences for their actions.
At Rubenstein Law, our team is here to help if you or a loved one have been victimized by a hit-and-run crash. We know and understand the law when it comes to these difficult cases and will ensure that you are not left empty-handed.
For your free consultation with a member of our team, please give us a call any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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