Florida Highway Patrol reported that a man was killed after a wrong-way driver crashed into his car on Southwest Eighth Street and 157th Avenue.
According to FHP spokesman Alejandro Camacho, a silver Ford F150 pickup truck driven by 35-year-old man was traveling east in the westbound lanes of Tamiami Trail. He was reportedly approaching Southwest 157th Avenue. Consequently, he struck a silver Hyundai Elantra driven by Felix Alberto Restrepo head-on.
Report says the driver of the pickup truck survived the crash with critical injuries. He was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center.
From the report given by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the 45-year-old driver of Hyundai, Restrepo, died on the scene.
As reported by the spokesman Camcho, he said “We suspect that alcohol was a factor”.
Charges are pending as the crash remains under investigation.
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, comments about this accident: “Because the force of impact is so great, wrong-way crashes are often the most devastating. Our hearts go out to the family of Mr. Restrepo in this tragic loss in Miami. We urge them to have an experience personal injury attorney on their team through this difficult time.”
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