Fort Lauderdale police officers arrived at the scene of an unfortunate accident on June 21st that occurred near the Southeast 17th Street bridge. According to the Sun-Sentinel, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a red Toyota in the 1900 block of Southeast 17th Street at around 5:12 a.m. Casey Liening, who is a spokeswoman for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department said that the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene and that the driver remained there for questioning.

The source shared photos from the accident scene that showed the Toyota with significant damage to the front of it and the victim lying in the road covered with a yellow tarp. The name of the pedestrian has not yet been released and it still isn’t clear whether the driver will be charged for the accident.


Pedestrian in North Lauderdale Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver


A day before this accident transpired another occurred in North Lauderdale involving a man who was crossing the road. The Sun-Sentinel says that the accident happened as a pedestrian attempted to cross the street at the 5400 block of North State Road 7 at around 9:00 p.m. The driver, who has not been identified, continued north on State Road 7 without stopping to check the condition of the pedestrian he/she had hit.

After officials arrived, the pedestrian was airlifted to Broward Health Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery. At 11:52 p.m., he was pronounced dead. Detectives investigating the hit-and-run accident recovered debris from the scene and believe it belongs to a 2014 to 2020 black Toyota Tundra pickup truck. Officials believe the truck may have sustained damage to the front passenger side and are asking anyone with information regarding the fatal accident to come forward.


Involved in an accident in or nearby to Miami, FL?


Accidents often happen when we are least prepared for them. If you were recently involved in an accident in Miami, FL and are struggling to cover your medical bills and/or monthly living costs as your injuries have interfered with your ability to work, it’s time you contact Mario Trespalacios P.A. to speak with a Miami, FL personal injury lawyer. If another party was responsible for causing the accident you were involved in, the Miami, FL personal injury attorneys at Mario Trespalacios P.A. can assess your case and determine if you are entitled to recover compensation.

In the event you are, a dedicated FL personal injury lawyer can then assist you with taking the necessary steps that would bring you closer to being awarded the money that could make the recovery process easier for you and your loved ones to get through.


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9495 SW 72 Street, Suite B-275

Miami, FL 33173

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