The Miami Herald is reporting that a bicyclist was struck and killed on the 1500 Block of West Commercial Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Details of the accident , including the name of the victim, have not been released. Apparently, the driver stayed at the scene of the accident, which sadly seems to be the exception to the rule here in South Florida.
More in keeping with the typical behavior, a hit-and-run incident yesterday took the life of a pedestrian near Southwest 157th Avenue and 289th Terrace. The victim, as well as the suspect who police were able to track down, have yet to be identified publicly.
UPDATE: The Miami Herald is now running a mor robust story on the hit-and-run in Southwest Dade on Sunday. The suspect’s name is Jose Ramon Medina, who admitted to driving without a license, drinking alchohol prior to the incident, and fleeing the scene afterwards. He will be charged with vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, and tampering with evidence.
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