Fort Lauderdale Police are looking for the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Fort Lauderdale woman. Police said it happened in the 2400 block of West Davie Boulevard at about 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012.
Investigators said that an elderly woman was crossing the street when she was hit by a SUV going eastbound. The driver of the SUV stayed on scene. A grey Ford F150 then ran over the victim, police said. The driver stopped, got out of the car and looked back before driving away, said police.
Leaving the scene of an accident (LSA) causing death is a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
Many times, people will panic when they realize that they have hit somebody with their car. If the person has a suspended license, is on probation, or is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they may get scared and want to leave.
Leaving will always make it worse! Most traffic fatalities are non-criminal. That means that if you accidentally hit somebody while driving, provided you were not impaired or driving recklessly, you will not be charged with a crime. You can be cited and you will likely be sued, but those are far better scenarios than facing felony charges.
If you are under investigation or have been charged with LSA causing death or serious bodily injury in Miami-Dade or Broward, call me to discuss your case and the options available.