Miami police are searching for a driver who was involved in a hit-and-run accident recently, injuring a University of Miami student. The 19-year-old was apparently crossing South Dixie Highway at Southwest 57th Avenue at about 5:00 a.m. when the car accident occurred. The driver of the car did not stop after striking the pedestrian.
At the time of the car accident, the car was headed northbound on Miami's Dixie Highway. The victim was transported to Kendall Regional Medical Center for treatment at their trauma center. Further word on the precise nature of her injuries and her further medical condition was not immediately known.
South Miami police are continuing to search for the driver said to be responsible for this tragic car accident. Reports indicate that the car may have been similar to a Mercedes-Benz E320 sedan. Once the driver is found, he or she may find that they are potentially liable not only for criminal charges relating to the accident but civilly for the injuries suffered by the victim.
Like many car accident victims, the young woman involved in this crash may have suffered injuries that will require long recovery times and large medical costs. If this is the case, the driver of the car may be required to defend against personal injury claims, once apprehended. These claims can be made by victims of car accidents where serious injuries were caused by the negligence of another. While authorities continue their search for the hit-and-run driver, it is hoped that the University of Miami student recovers quickly.
Source: South Miami - MiamiHerald.com, "South Miami police: Help us find car that hit UM student," Diana Moskovitz, May 2, 2012