HIALEAH, Fla. – A man has been fatally struck on I-75 in Hialeah earlier this morning.
According to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), at around 5:30 a.m., a man, who is believed to be homeless, was walking across I-75 northbound lanes when he was struck by at least two vehicles just past the NW 138th Street on-ramp.
Both vehicles stayed on scene and were seen talking to troopers.
#BREAKING: @FHPMiami investigating after man was hit and killed by multiple cars while walking on I-75 NB near NW 138th Street in #Hialeah. At least two cars involved, both drivers stayed on scene. Unclear why victim was walking on highway. Three NB lanes blocked. @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/HKtbxCMcOE— Trent Kelly (@TrentKellyWPLG) September 6, 2021
The driver who first initially struck the pedestrian spoke to Local 10 News reporter Trent Kelly. He said it was so dark when he struck the pedestrian, he couldn’t see him crossing the highway until the very last second. However, the driver immediately pulled over and stayed at the scene. The driver said he takes this same route daily in the early morning hours to head to work.
“Suddenly, I see something in the mirror and I hit somebody,” he says. “So, I stopped my car and walked over there to see, and then I saw the body over there.”
This driver told Local 10 News he has seen people along the highway at that hour before.
At around 8 a.m., the victim’s body was recovered from the scene.
All northbound lanes are now back open.
Traffic was not severely impacted, according to witnesses and Local 10 News reporter Trent Kelly on the scene, as it is a holiday weekend.
It is unclear why the man was attempting to cross the highway.