A bicyclist is dead following a hit-and-run accident involving a Dodge Ram pickup truck in Miami, according to WFOR-TV. The incident that claimed the cyclist’s life took place near the intersection of SW 216th Street and 169th Avenue at around 6:45 a.m.
Witnesses say the cyclist was in his 40s and rode through the area on a daily basis. Following the collision, the pickup truck fled the scene, leaving the cyclist to die.
Miami-Dade Police are seeking help from the public as they continue to hunt for the hit-and-run driver. According to police, the driver’s vehicle is described as a 2010-2015 dark metallic gray Dodge Ram pickup truck. Reportedly, the truck has damage to its right front headlight and is missing a plastic facial under the damaged light.
If a Hit-and Run Driver Is Arrested, Does That Help Victims or Their Families?
Unfortunately, even if the hit-and-run driver who hurt you or killed your loved one was found and charged criminally, a conviction in a criminal court is not guaranteed. A criminal conviction will also not assist families with mounting debt from hospital bills, lost income, rehabilitation costs or funeral expenses.
To learn more about what you should do if you or a family member was the victim of an accident caused by a hit-and-run driver, continue to explore our bicycle and hit-and-run accident lawyers’ website and follow our blog.
Did You Know? Fatal hit-and-run accidents increased 23 percent in Florida between 2013 and 2014, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
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