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Accidents can happen anywhere and anytime, without any fault of yours or without any prior warning whatsoever. For example, an incident took place in front of Bayside Marketplace on the night of July 30, 2015. According to Miami police, a man was attempting to cross Biscayne Boulevard at Northeast Fourth Street when he was struck by a taxi. In a classic case of hit and run, the cab took off without stopping to check on the victim, who was left lying injured on the road. Police later recognized the taxi as Yellow Cab #532, with tag ACU E95. Security patrol recordings showed that, after hitting the man, the taxi continued to speed northwards. The cab was eventually discovered abandoned at 119th Street and Biscayne Boulevard.

Our team of Miami car accident lawyers are outraged by this heinous, reckless, and complete disregard for human life. If the driver of the cab is apprehended, there is probably a foundation to pursue punitive damages.

How to Protect Yourself

Two people reportedly crashed into a bus bench in North Miami on 125th Street near Northeast 12th Avenue, according to wsvn.com. Four people, including an 11-year-old girl, suffered serious injuries and had to be transported to the hospital. The drivers who caused this terrible incident took off running and were not apprehended. Our team of Miami car accident attorneys are always troubled when we read about these awful, preventable incidents.  

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and North Miami Police responded to the scene of the collision and were told that two young men got out of the car and started running south down Northeast 11th Place towards the train tracks. Despite their evasion, the car involved in the incident was not totally destroyed and was towed away. This means, if the license plate is intact, North Miami Police should be able to track down who owns the vehicle.

What an Injured Person Can Do in This Situation

As Miami personal injury lawyers with decades of experience handling serious car accident cases, we found the news of a tragic wreck that occurred in Sarasota, Florida truly heartbreaking. A 2007 BMW 750 Li was reportedly traveling northbound on U.S. 301 “at a high rate of speed” at around 2:40 a.m. when the driver failed to slow down while turning right onto University Parkway. The vehicle wound up cutting through the grass along the shoulder of the Parkway and crashed into an embankment. The high rate of speed caused the vehicle to become airborne ultimately coming in contact with a railroad support pole located on nearby railroad tracks. The vehicle then became engulfed in flames.

An innocent passenger’s life was extinguished in the accident. The victim was a Sarasota resident only 40 years young, according to a news report on Patch.com written by Ethan Levine.

Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s family and friends. Losing someone you love is never easy, especially when the loss is sudden and completely unexpected.