Pedestrian fatally struck by car on Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami Beach

Northbound lanes reopen between NE 151st, NE 163rd streets

By Peter Burke - Managing Editor, Madeleine Wright - Reporter

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - A pedestrian was fatally struck by a car Friday morning on Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami Beach.

North Miami Beach police said the northbound lanes were closed between Northeast 151st and Northeast 163rd streets during the crash investigation, but have since reopened.

According to Maj. Richard Rand, the victim, who is in his 30s, was crossing the street when he was struck by a car. The impact was so severe that it apparently knocked him out of his shoes.

It's unclear from which direction the victim was walking. 

"Crosswalk is down there. Almost halfway between 163rd and 151st, there's a cross by the courthouse. That's the only crosswalk," North Miami Beach resident George Warnock said. "Any time you cross this road, you're taking your life in your hands."

Warnock said the victim was struck on a very busy road.

"People are speeding, talking on their cell phones, not paying attention. I almost got hit here one day," he said. 

A view from Sky 10 showed a body covered by a yellow tarp in the northbound lanes of Biscayne Boulevard. A white car with front-end damage could be seen in a nearby parking lot.

Traffic homicide detectives are investigating to determine whether the driver was at fault. 

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