The Davie Police Department is looking for a Honda Accord after a pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing Stirling Road.
The crash was allegedly witnessed by people who could identify the make and model of the car.
The accident occurred on Stirling Road just west of the Turnpike.
Traffic homicide investigators do not believe that speed played a role in the crash. However, irrespective of the driving pattern, leaving the scene of an accident is a crime and should never be done.
According to Davie Police, a video camera from a nearby business may have captured the entire incident.
It’s important to remember that a traffic crash, by itself, is not a crime. Even if somebody dies.
If is only a crime if you are committing a crime while driving, such as DUI, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, or any other criminal violation.
Driving and causing a death is called a fatality, which is non-criminal and cannot result in jail time.
LSA (leaving the scene of an accident) causing death is a first-degree felony punishable by 30 years in state prison.
Police will search for the driver of the vehicle and inspect the suspect vehicle for damage. Forensics experts will examine paint transfer and since the LSA incident involves the striking of a pedestrian, they will look for hair, blood, and tissue samples that may have been left on on the car.
According to Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein, the average LSA with death sentence in Broward County Circuit Court is 9 years.
Since and LSA involving death is a criminal investigation, it is crucial that you not speak to police until you have had the chance to speak with a Broward hit and run lawyer.