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Two Men on their way to Heat Game Struck by Bus at Omni Station

Two men were hit by a bus at the Omni Station in Miami earlier this month. A forty-four-year-old man and a seventy-four-year-old man, accompanied by his twelve-year-old grandson, were on their way to a Miami Heat basketball game when the two men were hit by a bus at the driveway leading into the bus station, according to Miami-Dade police. A security guard quickly arrived on scene and attempted to keep everyone calm as they awaited rescue crews.

Lt. Ignatius Carroll, with the Miami-Dade police, stated that “the security guard who was at the station ran over and found a 44-year-old male that was part way under the bus and going into shock. He was able to keep this patient calm until fire rescue arrived.” After rescue crews arrived, the forty-four-year-old man was carefully pulled out from under the bus. He was then taken to Ryder Trauma Center with what appeared to be head trauma and a mangled hand. According to authorities, there were twenty individuals riding the bus at the time the accident occurred.

Two struck by bus at Omni Station in Miami, December 16, 2013

Unfortunately, pedestrians face a high risk of danger every time that they are close to a roadway, particularly near intersections and bus stations. Bus drivers can lose control of the massive motor vehicles and strike pedestrians for many reasons, including defective parts, speeding, distracted driving, or because of the influence of drugs or alcohol. Sometimes, motor vehicle operators are simply unable to see pedestrians because it is dark outside or because the pedestrian is walking out into the roadway from a hidden area. The Miami motor vehicle accident attorneys have spent over twenty years helping their clients recover the most amount of compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, and lost wages. The Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys understand the frustration and pain that comes along with these tragic accidents and are equipped to offer you and your family the help that you need after an accident like this one. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident or any other type of motor vehicle accident, call (305) 661-2008 today for your free consultation.

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