North Lauderdale, FL (December 31, 2020) - A woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash that took place in North Lauderdale on Tuesday, December 29th. The accident happened in the 1400 block of State Road 7, near U.S. 441.
Investigators with the Broward Sheriff's Office arrived at the scene just after the accident took place. According to a report, the pedestrian attempted to cross SR 7 when she was hit by a vehicle. The driver fled the scene immediately after striking the pedestrian. The woman was struck again by another driver who remained at the scene. Rescue workers pronounced the woman dead upon their arrival. Police are still looking for the first driver at this time. There is no information on the driver's identity or a description of the vehicle at this time.
An investigation is ongoing.
Hit-and-run collisions continue to cause major issues for accident victims in Florida. According to the most recent statistics, there were 105,000 hit-and-run accidents in Florida last year. This number makes up about 25% of all reported accidents. Many victims of hit-and-run crashes will be seriously hurt and even killed. Drivers who choose to flee the scene normally do so knowing that they have left behind a serious collision with injuries.
Our condolences go out to the family of the victim in this North Lauderdale hit-and-run crash.
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