NW Miami-Dade, FL (April 19, 2021) - A 23-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash that took place in Northwest Miami-Dade on Monday. The accident happened around 12:35 a.m. on Northwest 119th Street at the intersection with 22nd Avenue.
Police say that a red 2015 Dodge Charger rear-ended a Toyota Sienna. The driver of the Charger fled the scene following the accident. Police identified the deceased victim as 23-year-old Christopher Lopez. Six other victims were taken to a local hospital. All are in stable condition at this time. There is no further information on their conditions at this time.
Officers are still searching for the suspect. No additional information is available.
Hit-and-run accidents make up a substantial portion of all car accidents in Florida. In fact, according to statistics, there were 105,000 reported hit-and-run crashes in our state in 2019. This amounted to approximately 20% of all reported accidents. Motorists often flee the crash scene knowing that their negligence has resulted in a serious accident.
Our most sincere condolences go out to the family of Christopher Lopez following this fatal car accident in Northwest Miami-Dade.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals and families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases or personal injury that are relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility for the tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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