When most people strike out on foot it is unlikely that many are overly concerned about being hit by a car. This is true regardless of whether the walk is for exercise or as a mode of transportation. Unfortunately, car accidents involving pedestrians do occur throughout the state of Florida including the Miami-Dade area.
Last month, a 60-year-old woman was killed when she was hit by a car as she crossed the street just outside of Doral, Florida. The incident occurred on Northwest Seventh Street close to the intersection with Northwest 82nd Avenue. After the collision, the car that hit the woman left the scene of the accident.
According to a police spokesman, those involved in the accident attempted to create an alibi. Apparently an occupant of the vehicle that hit the woman called the police to report an accident that did not actually happen. This was meant to account for the damage done to the car in which they were riding.
Police located the car about 10 miles from the accident scene. In addition to a smashed windshield, the outside of the car also had blood on it. The car contained two men and two women. One of the men was behind the wheel. He was arrested.
The area in which the accident occurred has been the scene of several similar accidents lately which we have written about. This is likely at least in part due to the poor lighting in the neighborhood which makes it difficult for drivers to see pedestrians until it is too late.
Source: The Miami Herald, “Woman, 60, killed in hit-and-run crash,” Margaux Herrera, Feb. 25, 2012