Hit-and-Run Tragedy on Interstate 95: Tow Truck Driver Fatally Struck
Hit & Run Leads to Fatality on I-95
In Miami, authorities are in pursuit of the driver of an SUV who tragically struck and killed a tow truck driver on Interstate 95, leading to closures in the southbound lanes. This unfortunate incident unfolded around 4:35 a.m. near State Road 112.
The tow truck driver had pulled over on the right emergency shoulder to assist a disabled white Cadillac in the southbound lanes. However, a passing gray Nissan SUV collided with both the tow truck and the driver who was outside aiding the Cadillac. The collision resulted in the tow truck driver sustaining fatal injuries. Subsequently, the SUV driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot, leaving the victim deceased at the scene. Truck accident lawyers knows that tow truck drivers run great risks when tending to vehicles on highways.
Importance of Florida’s “Move Over” Law
A Miami Fire Rescue emphasized the significance of adhering to Florida’s “Move Over” law, stressing the importance of ensuring safety when emergency vehicles, including tow trucks, are present on the roadway. He highlighted that many avoidable accidents lead to tragic outcomes.
Lane Closures and Investigation
The crash prompted the closure of all southbound lanes for several hours while authorities conducted investigations and cleared the area. Even as late as 9 a.m., the southbound on-ramp to I-95 remained closed, with only the express lanes operating. However, all lanes have since been reopened to traffic.
Search for the Suspect
As of Saturday evening, law enforcement is continuing their search for the driver responsible for the hit-and-run, who remains unidentified and at large.
Our thoughts go out to the victim and loved-ones following this tragic accident in Miami, Florida.
The Perazzo Law Firm is a dedicated Miami truck accident lawyer serving individuals and families who have suffered injury due to the negligence of others. With a deep understanding of the emotional toll accidents can take, our firm is committed to helping those in need.
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