Fort Lauderdale police provided details of a hit-and-run accident involving a bicyclist that occurred on Saturday, August 29. The accident happened at about 1:25 a.m. in the 900 block of Northwest 13th Street.
A 39-year-old male bicyclist from Fort Lauderdale was westbound when he was allegedly hit by a passenger vehicle, according to the Sun Sentinel. Investigators say that the bicyclist was hit by the car's left front bumper.
Motorist Allegedly Flees
Police assert that the driver of the vehicle did not stop to render aid, nor did the motorist contact police. Instead, the motorist continued westbound in a vehicle that may have been a gold 2009 to 2012 four-door Volkswagen.
Loss of Life Reported
Emergency personnel transported the injured man to Broward Health Medical Center. However, he did not survive his injuries.
Although the investigation into this particular accident is ongoing, survivors of those killed in certain accidents often seek redress in the state's civil courts. In hit-and-run cases, it is often important to identify the motorist so that it is possible to name that individual and his insurer in civil litigation. In many cases, survivors seek compensation for a variety of losses, including loss of companionship, pain-and-suffering and burial expenses.
If you or a loved one is a victim in a traffic accident, it is possible to speak about the matter from a legal perspective with an injury lawyer in Martin County focused on relevant areas of the law. Our firm provides such a consultation at no cost and without obligation. To learn more about our legal services, please contact us.