Miami, FL (November 9, 2018) - A man is recovering following a hit-and-run in Miami on Wednesday, November 7th. The incident occurred at Northwest 11th Street and 32nd Place.
The crash involved a white car. Witnesses said the car was speeding and appeared to be driving erratically. After the car struck the man, it slowed down and then drove off. The injured man, identified as 24 year old Wilhelm Martinez, was hospitalized following the crash. Martinez suffered scrapes and bruises to the left side of his face and shoulder. He was hospitalized for several hours before being released.
Miami-Dade Police are currently looking for the hit-and-run driver. Anyone who has information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
About 25% of crashes are hit-and-run incidents. In many cases, police eventually identify the driver based on eyewitness accounts and physical evidence such as locating a car with accident damage. When a hit-and-run driver is apprehended they usually face criminal charges as well as possible civil liability for the accident that they caused.
When you have been injured by a hit-and-run driver, you may feel frustrated and angry. Certainly, a driver has both a moral and a legal obligation to remain on scene following a crash. If you find yourself in this situation, our attorneys can help. The Florida car accident lawyers at Rubenstein Law have successfully handled many hit-and-run cases and recovered compensation for injured clients.
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