Southwest Miami-Dade, FL (February 20, 2021) - A woman was killed in a pedestrian crash that took place in Southwest Miami-Dade on Friday, February 19th. The crash happened around 4:00 a.m. on U.S. Highway 1 near Southwest 137th Avenue.
According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, the woman tried to cross the northbound lanes of the highway when she was hit by a car. The driver that struck the woman fled the crash scene following the accident and before police could arrive. When rescue crews made it to the scene, they pronounced the woman dead from her injuries. Her identity has not been made available at this time. Police have not released any suspect information for the vehicle that struck the woman. An investigation remains ongoing.
There is no further information at this time.
A traffic accident in Florida can immediately change the lives of many people forever. This includes family members who must suddenly deal with the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one. Sadly, fatal car accidents are quite common in Florida with more than 3,000 people, on average, losing their lives to crashes across our state each year. Even more tragic is the fact that many of these victims are killed through no fault of their own.
We wish to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victim's family following this fatal hit-and-run accident in Miami-Dade.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & 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 of personal injury 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 to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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