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News: 2 pedestrians injured by hit-and-run driver in Miami

June 21, 2021

MIAMI, FL - Police say a driver left the scene after hitting two pedestrians in Miami Monday morning, according to NBC Miami.

The two injured victims were taken to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. They were initially listed in serious condition but have since been upgraded to stable.

Police are now investigating the incident, which happened in the area of the Venetian Causeway. So far no description has been released of the vehicle involved.

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Police Continue To Investigate Deadly Pride Parade Crash

June 20, 2021

Fort Lauderdale authorities have indicated that they believe that the deadly crash at Saturday’s Pride Parade may have been due to unexpected acceleration. reports that the crash occurred after officials selected a 77-year-old attendee to drive the lead vehicle due to physical issues that prevented him from walking.

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Pick Up Runs Over Two People at Pride Parade

June 19, 2021

At least one person was killed and another injured when a pickup truck ran over participants at a Fort Lauderdale area pride parade. reports that the white pickup truck appeared to be poised to take part in the parade on Wilton Drive, and was lined up with other floats. Suddenly, the truck accelerated, striking two of the participants.

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Police Classify 2020 Boating Under the Influence Case as Manslaughter

June 18, 2021

In 2020 a 49-year-old woman died when a boat on which she was traveling crashed Now, authorities are charging the boat’s captain with her death. reports that the victim, Saronne Lee Prater, died when 71-year-old entertainer Johnny Louis “Jeep” Caillouet crashed an 11-foot Carolina Skiff at Key West. Authorities allege that Caillouet was intoxicated with alcohol and prescription pills at the time of the crash.

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News: Driver injured when car crashes into SW Miami-Dade lake

June 18, 2021

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL - State troopers are investigating a crash that caused a car to end up in a lake in Southwest Miami-Dade County, according to WSVN.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the accident happened Wednesday morning as the driver of an Alfa Romeo was heading south on the Don Shula Expressway.

The driver lost control near Bird Road, went through a guardrail, hit a tree and then plunged into the lake.

The driver was reported to have escaped with minor injuries in the crash.

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News: Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver on I-95 in Fort Lauderdale

June 18, 2021

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -  The Florida Highway Patrol said a pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Fort Lauderdale Friday morning.

According to WPLG, the incident happened in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Broward Boulevard at about 5 a.m. The pedestrian, an adult male, died after being hit by a car that left the scene.  The victim's name was not released.

Two right lanes of Interstate 95 were shut down near the scene while troopers investigated. No description of the vehicle involved was immediately available.

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News: Driver flees scene after crashing into home in Pompano Beach

June 18, 2021

POMPANO BEACH, FL -  A driver fled the scene after crashing into a home in Pompano Beach Thursday morning, reports WSVN.

The incident took place in the area of Northwest 21st Street and Second Terrace. The car hit a home where several people were inside.

No injuries were reported, but the accident left a hole in one of the home's walls and local officials say the structure is currently unsafe to live in.

The driver was gone by the time police got there.

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Migrant Boat Slams into Seawall in Pompano Beach

June 17, 2021

A boat carrying migrants slammed into a seawall on Thursday. reports that the motorboat crashed into the seawall in Pompano Beach on Thursday at about 8:45 a.m. in the vicinity of Southeast 28th Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard.

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News: Motorcyclist dies after collision with SUV in Tamarac

June 17, 2021

TAMARAC, FL -   The Broward County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating a collision in Tamarac that killed a motorcyclist on Sunday night.

In a news release, the sheriff's office said the accident happened in the 800 block of North Pine Island Road at about 9:38 p.m.  According to traffic homicide detectives, 29-year-old Stephanie Lynne Loxton of Plantation was driving a Chevrolet Equinox on Northwest 78th Street and was making a left turn onto North Pine Island Road.

A man riding a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle on North Pine Island Road hit his brakes, slid across the road…

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News: Woman riding electric scooter struck by vehicle in Miami

June 17, 2021

MIAMI, FL - A scooter rider was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle in Miami Wednesday morning.

According to WSVN, the woman was struck while riding her electric scooter in the vicinity of Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 24th Street. 

Police and rescue crews arrived at the scene of the crash, and the woman was transported to an area hospital. No details were released on the extent of her injuries.

The driver who hit her initially left the scene but came back later, according to police. 

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