Pompano Beach, FL (February 12, 2021) - A 35-year-old man from Boynton Beach died after a hit-and-run crash in Pompano Beach on Thursday. The accident took place around 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 11th.
According to a report from officers, 35-year-old James Bates was struck by a vehicle and knocked to the ground. As he got up, Bates was hit by a second vehicle. The injuries from the second impact resulted in Bates' death. Both cars fled the scene after the crash. There is no word on the suspects at this time.
The Broward Sheriff's Office continues to investigate. There is no further information available.
Florida is one of the most dangerous states in the nation for pedestrians. On average, about 500 people each year are killed in Florida pedestrian accidents. In addition, thousands more are injured, many of them seriously. Approximately 75% of all pedestrian crashes in Florida will result in a trip to the emergency room and medical treatment. Injured victims could face a long road to recovery, even in many cases where the crash is not their fault.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of James Bates following this fatal pedestrian accident in Pompano Beach.
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