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Hit-and-runs investigated in Fort Lauderdale bicycle accident, Tamarac pedestrian accident

A Broward County prosecutor is being suspended while police investigate a hit-and-run Fort Lauderdale bicycle accident, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

The 31-year-old prosecutor has not been charged. “We’ve spoken to her,” Lauderdale police Sgt. Frank Sousa said. “We’re treating this like a hit-and-run. At this time, due to the fact that it is an open investigation, we’re not going to get into details about what we’ve done or discussed with that person.”

On Friday, a black Audi left the scene after a bicyclist was struck shortly after midnight near the intersection of Northeast Fourth Avenue and East Sunrise Boulevard.

Our Fort Lauderdale accident attorneys continue to report about the large number of cyclists being seriously injured or killed in South Florida accidents.

Meanwhile, an 84-year-old woman remains hospitalized after a Tamarac pedestrain accident. Police arrested a 23-year-old motorist they say was driving 40 miles and hour when he hit the woman and fled the scene, according to a Channel 7 News report.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that 482 pedestrians were killed and 7,676 were injured in traffic accidents in 2009. Florida bicycle accidents killed 99 and injured 4,376.

Freeman & Mallard is a personal injury and wrongful death law firm dedicated to helping motorists who have been injured in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and the Port St. Lucie/Fort Pierce areas. Call today for a free consultation. 1-800-529-2368.

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