Opa-Locka, FL (May 17, 2019) - A pedestrian has been hospitalized following a hit-and-run collision in Opa-locka on Thursday, May 16th. The incident took place just after 8:00 am at Northwest 22nd Avenue and Opa-locka Boulevard.
Officers with the Opa-locka Police Department as well as the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene to offer assistance. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital with serious injuries but is listed in stable condition and is expected to survive. Police have not identified the victim at this time.
Authorities are currently looking for the suspect vehicle, which is described as a 2010 Grey Chevrolet Malibu. Anyone with information is asked to call the Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
We hope that the injured pedestrian in this crash has a complete and speedy recovery. Reportable accidents take place about every 92 seconds in Florida and over 100,000 hit-and-run crashes are reported in our state annually. Being the victim of a hit-and-run collision is incredibly frustrating and can lead to serious injuries as well as a long road to recovery.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida car accident attorneys understand the challenges faced by those who have been the victim of hit-and-run drivers. Since 1988, we have assisted crash victims and their families in obtaining the compensation they deserve following injury accidents. For a free consultation and case evaluation, please give us a call 24/7 at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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