Miami, FL (August 10, 2019) - An Uber Eats driver was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash while riding his scooter in Miami. The collision took place on Wednesday, August 7th.
Police say that 65-year-old Julian Sotolongo was making a delivery early Wednesday near the intersection of Southwest 17th Avenue and Fifth Street. Sotolongo was struck by a car which fled the scene after the collision. Sotolongo died from his injuries. Two men were seen walking away from the vehicle after the crash. Police later recovered the car but are still looking for the suspects.
Anyone with information on the collision is asked to call the Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. An active investigation into the crash is ongoing at this time.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to Julian Sotolongo's family in this tragic and unnecessary hit-and-run crash. Losing a loved one to a Florida traffic accident is a truly heartbreaking experience. The tragedy is compounded when the responsible driver chooses to leave the scene in an effort to avoid being held accountable for their actions.
If you have lost a loved one in a Florida traffic accident, you may be able to bring a claim under Florida's wrongful death laws. Under the wrongful death law, the next-of-kin can recover certain expenses associated with the untimely death of their loved one. At Rubenstein Law, our wrongful death attorneys stand ready to assist you in the most difficult times.
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