A 27-year-old man on holiday from the United Kingdom was walking along 15th Street in Miami Beach when the unexpected happened. A silver BMW came speeding down the street and collided with him. After the crash, the driver of the vehicle jumped out of the car and fled on foot, and though authorities have leads, many are wondering if Miami police will find the hit and run driver.
A police officer on patrol saw the speeding car and attempted a U-turn to catch the vehicle, but the car—which some say was travelling at 100mph—had already collided with the British tourist. Unfortunately, that tourist died on the scene, and now family and friends must mourn his loss from across the Atlantic Ocean.
Were There Any Witnesses to the Hit and Run Crash?
Three women, who were riding in the car at the time of the collision, were detained, but police are keeping any information these women revealed a secret. What they have told the public is that they are searching for a black male with short hair who was wearing all black at the time of the accident.
Recently, our own Coral Gables police have had some success tracking down hit and run drivers like this one, and some Coral Gables victims have taken these drivers to court over the crashes they caused. Even people who are not residents or citizens in our country have the right to seek compensation from any party that wronged them while traveling in the U.S.
The attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson have experience helping these victims and their families receive compensation for their loss and pain, and though restitution could never replace a loved one, it can help provide a solid foundation for what comes next.
Colson Hicks Eidson—Injury Attorneys