On Thursday morning, an SUV pulled quickly out of a left turning lane on US-1 in Miami Florida and struck a passing car with enough force to send it briefly into the air. The force of the collision sent the SUV into a red pickup truck. It was only a matter of moments before the driver of the SUV drove off and left the scene of the accident. Fortunately for the victims of the crash, a witness to the accident had recently installed a dash cam that recorded the entire incident, the footage of which is now in the hands of authorities.
The dash cam video is not the only photographic record related to the crash. Another witness followed the SUV after it left the accident scene and took a picture showing the SUV, and its unusual copper color, more clearly. Authorities continue to investigate the crash and ask any citizens with further information to come forward.
The vehicle that went airborne sustained damage to the front bumper on the driver's side and is likely a total loss, meaning that the cost of repairs is probably more than the vehicle is worth. He experienced pain in his side following the crash but sustained no broken bones or serious injuries. There is no information available about the extent of damage to the pickup involved in the accident or the condition of its driver following the crash.
A hit-and-run accident not only flouts traffic laws that are in place for everyone's protection, but it also shows a flagrant disregard for the welfare of others. Those who have sustained injuries in a car accident in which someone else was at fault may find it useful to consult an attorney.