Miami is all about a fast-paced life, but regardless of the hurry you are in, there is no excuse for hitting a pedestrian and then leaving the scene of the accident. On June 22, 2015 a partially blind man was struck and killed by a vehicle in a hit and run accident at about 3:00am.
48-year old Alfredo Rodriguez was getting off the bus at Collins Avenue and 67th Street at 3:00am on June 22, 2015. He was then struck by a speeding SUV and his body was left to roll down the street. The SUV never stopped or even slowed down as it headed toward Collins Avenue. Witnesses came to help the accident victim. He was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center where he later died that afternoon.
The accident was caught on hotel surveillance and police have a clear view of the SUV, but the driver and the plate are distorted.
Hit and Run Accidents Increasingly Common in Florida
Unfortunately, hit and run accidents seem to be increasing instead of decreasing in the state of Florida. Despite harsh penalties for those who hit a vehicle or pedestrian and flee the scene of the crime, there are still drivers that choose to leave the accident scene instead of stay behind.
What is a Hit and Run Accident?
Anytime an accident vehicle or individual leaves the scene of the accident they are committing a criminal offense. They will not only be punished in criminal courts, but could be held liable for injuries and losses that they caused in civil court.
In this case, the individual in the SUV could be held criminally responsible for the injuries and death of the victim, but also the victim’s surviving family members can sue the SUV driver for wrongful death.
We are aggressive and ensure our clients get the compensation they deserve—and we hold those willing to hit and run accountable for their actions. Call us now to schedule your free consultation.