Miami, FL (October 10, 2018) - A pedestrian was hurt in a crash outside of a club in Miami on Wednesday, October 10th. Miami-Dade Police say the crash occurred early Wednesday morning at 3615 NW South River Drive.
The incident occurred when a woman driving a Mercedes Benz mistook the gas pedal for the brake pedal and slammed into a pedestrian attempting to get into their car. The driver remained on the scene and spoke with authorities following the crash. At this time, police do not suspect alcohol as a factor in the accident.
There is no word on the nature of extent of injuries sustained by the pedestrian at this time. The police investigation remains ongoing.
Last year, over 10,000 pedestrian accidents were reported. Pedestrians in Florida have one of the highest accident rates in the entire nation. With large amounts of pedestrian traffic, there is a higher risk of pedestrian injuries due to crashes.
When a pedestrian crash occurs, police will conduct a careful examination of the scene in order to determine whether the pedestrian or driver was responsible for causing the collision. In a Florida pedestrian accident, a pedestrian hurt due to the negligence of a driver will have a claim for personal injury. The pedestrian may be able to recover for the costs of medical treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a Florida pedestrian crash, the experienced attorneys at Rubenstein Law can help. We offer free consultations and are always available. To speak with us, call 1-800 FL-Legal.
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