West Palm Beach, FL (March 9, 2021) – Around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, a fatal hit-and-run accident occurred on a roadway in West Palm Beach.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-95 around the area of 45th Street. At the time, a man was trying to push his broken-down vehicle onto the side of the road. A 23-year-old man was driving in the area when he struck the victim’s vehicle from behind. A third vehicle was unable to stop in time and struck the victim before driving away.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were present at the scene. The 23-year-old pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police believe that the hit-and-run vehicle will have major damage to its headlight area.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most life-altering accidents that occur on our roads, leading to some of the most catastrophic harm each year. Especially in the event of an accident involving a hit-and-run driver, serious results could occur in the blink of an eye. Between January and June 2019, it was estimated that approximately 368 people were killed in pedestrian accidents throughout the state of Florida. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can impact your life in many ways, which is why you should always have an attorney by your side.
Nobody is ever fully prepared to move forward after a Florida car accident that is not their fault, especially if they have lost a loved one. Family members have a variety of options at this time. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you should never have to worry about how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. Having a dedicated attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected so that you and your family do not have to struggle. It is important that you seek the help of a Florida wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
At Chad J. Robinson, PLLC, we will aggressively fight to protect your rights after you have lost a loved one due to an accident. We understand how challenging it can be to move forward after suffering from some of the most life-altering losses. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Florida at (786) 519-2423 to find out what options you have.
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