According to authorities in Florida, the state currently has a hit-and-run auto accident problem. The problem has gotten attention from high places, and Florida authorities attempted to raise awareness by deeming February “Hit-and-Run Awareness Month.” But despite officials’ best efforts, some drivers continue to flee the scene of car crashes in violation of Florida law. Sometimes this can have severe repercussions, such as when a South Florida woman died in a hit-and-run crash this weekend.
Local10.com reports that the victim died after a vehicle struck her along Northwest 79th Street and Second Court at about 3:45 a.m. Rescue workers transported her to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center for treatment, but she later died.
Though it is uncertain, had the driver that struck the woman stayed at the scene to assist her, she may have had a better chance of surviving.
We at Hickey Law Firm, P.A. encourage all Florida drivers to follow the law and stay at the scene following a car crash.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious motor vehicle injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today. We will lead you on the journey to justice. We will show you the way. We will explain the process, what we have done, and what we will do. Take our hand and walk with us. We have a team ready for you now.
Attorney John H. (Jack) Hickey and his team handle a wide range of cases, including but not limited to cruise ship accidents, admiralty and maritime accident cases, medical malpractice, wrongful death, premises liability, railroad accidents and car accidents. We represent victims from all over the nation, the world and the state of Florida.