An unidentified victim was walking home along Biscayne Boulevard around 4:00 p.m. after a trip to the grocery store when Robert Sinn crashed into him. According to police, Sinn drove his Chevrolet Impala onto the sidewalk, hit the victim, stepped out to look him and then returned to his vehicle and sped away. The car also smashed into a tree and hit a bus stop. An officer who heard a description of Sinn’s vehicle spotted the car later in the day, with severe frontend damage and tree debris on the hood.
The victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital and remains in extremely critical condition. Sinn was arrested when pulled over and taken into custody. He was charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident causing seriously bodily injury. However, Sinn blew at 0.00 on the alcohol breath test, but according to police “appeared to be disoriented, sluggish, trouble maintaining balance, had constricted pupils, and his speech was thick tongued.” Sinn acknowledged hitting the pedestrian with his car and inquired as to whether he was okay. Police are looking into all possibilities, including alcohol and medical conditions, to determine how and why the accident happened. Sinn appeared in court and was given a $30,000 bond and a no drive order should he put up the bond.
Pedestrian Hospitalized After Violent Hit and Run Crash in Miami, www.cbsmiami.com July 26, 2012.
Downtown Miami has always been dangerous for both drivers and pedestrians. With ongoing construction, it is often difficult for drivers to see other cars and pedestrians. However, drivers are liable for any injuries they cause pedestrians. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, either as a pedestrian, driver or passenger, call the expert automobile accident attorneys at the Friedland | Carmona today. As expert insurance litigation lawyers, the attorneys have dedicated their careers to helping accident victims recover compensation for their injuries. Don’t hesitate–call (305) 661-2008 today for your free consultation!
The Miami personal injury lawyers at the Friedland | Carmona handle all types of personal injury accidents throughout the state of Florida, including Boca Raton, Homestead, North Miami, South Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Pembroke Pines, Hialeah, Kendall, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. The Friedland | Carmona handles all types of personal injury cases, including wrongful death, defective products, medical malpractice, slip and falls and construction site injuries. Call today and let our family take care of your family!