A pedestrian was killed in an accident that took place in Fort Lauderdale last Sunday. The identity of the pedestrian has not been revealed by the authorities.
According to the details shared by the police, the incident occurred early in the day at around 5:15 a.m. A car was traveling in the 1900 block of Southeast 17th Street when it collided with the pedestrian. It is not clear at this point exactly how the incident occurred and who was the negligent party.
So far, the vehicle involved has been identified as a red Toyota car. The driver of the vehicle has not been identified. Hours after the incident had occurred close to the Southeast 17th Street bridge, a body was still lying close to the scene of the accident, covered with a yellow tarp. This was the pedestrian who had lost their lives in the fatal collision. The pedestrian had apparently sustained critical injuries in the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The red Toyota involved in the crash was also stopped at the accident scene for several hours. The car had extensive damage to its front, which is where it had hit the pedestrian. Following the incident, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department closed down the Southeast 17th Street bridge for several hours as it conducted on-site investigations.
According to a police spokesperson, the driver who was involved in the incident stayed at the site of the incident and cooperated with the authorities. The spokesperson also said that it was still too soon to determine whether or not the driver was responsible for the crash. Once the investigations conclude, authorities may decide whether or not to bring any formal charges against the driver.