Miami-Dade County police say that a teenage motorist may have been responsible for a hit-and-run accident that injured another teen. According to police, a 14-year-old boy was in the midst of crossing the street around 2:30 p.m., when the accident happened. The injured 14-year-old was transported to the trauma center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. His condition was described as stable.
Police say that a green 1997 Honda Accord struck the 14-year-old as he was making his way through the intersection at Northeast 167th St. and 14th Ave. The motorist was allegedly driving around a vehicle that had stopped at that intersection when the accident occurred. The driver of the Honda reportedly fled the scene immediately following the accident, but not before witnesses were able to obtain the vehicle’s license plate numbers.
Armed with the tag numbers, police later found the vehicle at a home located in the 1200 block of 215th Street. After a brief investigation, police discovered that a 17-year-old living at that address may have been responsible for the accident. Police then conducted a search and subsequently arrested the young man at another location. The defendant is currently facing charges of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident with serious injury.
Car accidents can result in serious injuries that may cause victims to lose time from work. Those injuries may also require expensive medical treatment and ongoing care. Miami motorists and pedestrians who have been injured in preventable car accidents may be entitled to sue to recover compensation for their losses. Your Florida personal injury attorney should be able to assist you in determining the merits of your case.
Source: Miami-Herald, “Driver arrested after 14-year-old is injured in hit-run” Patrick Reilly, Nov. 25, 2014