Man’s Legs Severed in Miami Car Accident

A man’s legs were severed in a Miami pedestrian accident on Saturday night when he became pinned between a wrought iron fence and a Ford Bronco. According to authorities, he was standing on the sidewalk when a Ford SUV, which was going the wrong way, struck the Bronco, which then hit him.

Following the Miami-Dade traffic crash, a number of people came running and a fight ensued. Seven other people sustained injuries.

Miami Pedestrian Accidents
Drunk driving, drugged driving, driver inexperience, distracted driving, speeding, failure to obey traffic signs, and talking on a cell phone or text messaging while driving are just some of the reasons why Miami pedestrian injuries and deaths occur. Pedestrian error, of course, can also be a factor, as can auto products liability, road defects, and other causes. It is the pedestrian who usually suffers the more serious injuries during a collision with a motor vehicle.

In another example of a serious Miami pedestrian accident, a 38-year-old man was injured after a hit-and-run driver hit him on Monday morning. Police say that the Jean Cassamajor was wearing a bright reflective vest at the time and the auto crash should never have happened. Locals say that the area where the collision occurred, Northwest 165th Street and North Miami Avenue, is a common site for accidents. Poor lighting and inadequate signs/devices to regulate traffic at the intersection have been among the complaints.

It is important that you or someone you know write down everything that happened as soon as possible after involvement in a Miami pedestrian accident while accounts are still fresh. Photographs of your injuries and statements by witnesses are also helpful. Talking to an experienced Miami car accident lawyer can also determine whether you have grounds for a lawsuit. There may be more than one party who should be held liable.

Man’s legs severed in accident; melee breaks out at scene, Miami Herald, January 16, 2011
Police say hit and run victim wore bright vest, WSVN, January 8, 2011

Related Web Resources:
Florida Department of Transportation

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety, Federal Highway Administration