The Florida Highway Patrol is trying to find the driver who fatally wounded a pedestrian on the Julia Tuttle Causeway early Saturday morning and then fled the scene, reports CBS 4 News.
When a motor vehicle comes into contact with a pedestrian, it is almost certain that catastrophic personal injury will be a result, according to the Digital Journal.
Unlike in other accidents, in pedestrian accidents, there is nothing protecting the pedestrian from the first impact with the vehicle and secondary impact with the unforgiving ground.
This type of accident often causes serious injuries, including brain and spinal cord injuries, and may result in life-long disabilities and even death.
Pedestrians are responsible for obeying traffic signals, using sidewalks and walkways, and being constantly alert to traffic.
Motorists are responsible for obeying traffic signals, yielding to the right of way in cross-walks, and being alert to potential pedestrian traffic.
No matter who is at fault–the pedestrian involved or the driver of a vehicle–you may need an experienced Miami car accident lawyer on your side.
It was raining at the time of the accident on Saturday, but it is not known if weather conditions were a contributing factor.
Anyone with information about this hit-and-run crash is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.