Illustrative of how dangerous Miami-Hallandale roads and roadsides can be, a car accident last month claimed the lives of three people, one of whom had stopped to render aid.
In just a little over a year, 11 people have lost their lives on Miami-Hallandale roads after leaving their cars. Some had been in a car accident, others had been on the scene to offer help following an accident involving others.
Law enforcement officials are urging motorists to look at their surroundings when leaving a disabled car and to get to the safest place possible, preferably behind guardrails, if possible. According to Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky, “You want to get to the safest place possible.”
In the accident last month, three young people, all in their 20s, were struck by a passing car and killed after they had stopped to check the damage from an accident on Broward Boulevard near NW 69th Avenue in Plantation. One of the people was killed at the scene. The two others later died from their injuries.
Last March, four were killed following a three-car accident on I-35 in Miami, with a fifth person dying later at the hospital. In April, a driver who had left his vehicle following an accident was killed trying to cross I-75. Also in April, a 15-year-old youth was killed by a passing car when he was helping others push a disabled vehicle off the road on I-95 near Hallandale Beach Blvd. And, a year ago, an 18-year-old was killed on 1-95 near Forest Hill Boulevard after leaving her stopped car.
Obviously, motorists have no control over when and where their cars break down. And, police do not want to tell good Samaritans not to stop and render aid. However, exercising caution when possible is advised. Another thing to remember is that other drivers who are still on the road are not always paying attention and may not see pedestrians in the roadway or off to the side of the road.
In other cases, other drivers may be driving impaired. This was the case in at least two of the incidents mentioned, where a drunk driver hit bystanders and then fled.
Whenever there is injury or a possible wrongful death because another driver was not paying attention or was driving while impaired in any way, a personal injury attorney should be contacted as soon as possible. An injury attorney can help victims to recover damages for any injuries, medical bills, or lost wages. In addition, a Hallandale car accident attorney will be able to determine if any other parties may be responsible and bring them to account. If you have been injured in a car accident in the Hallandale area, consult with a Hallandale car accident attorney today.
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