Blind man hit by car while crossing street
KENDALL, Fla. (WSVN) -- A blind man is speaking out after he was hit by a car as he tried to cross the street.
Ed Beresh, who is legally blind, said, on July 16 he was struck by a car while walking to the mall. Beresh said he walked over a walk-over bridge and when he reached the sidewalk on the other side of the street he raised his white cane, as he is required to do by law. Beresh said as he walked into the street a car hit him, which caused him to fall face down and suffer injuries to his face.
"I have facial cuts here, fracture on my nose, my eye socket is fractured," Beresh described. "I feel a little dizzy, my side hurt. I'm concerned that I may have lost additional vision, and my vision is very precious to me."
Barry M. Snyder, the victim's attorney, said this is not a hit and run incident. However, they want the information of the driver responsible so that they can get the driver's insurance to take care of Beresh's injuries. "He never received the driver's exchange information; he just got a card," said Snyder. "So, this accident happened on the 16th, and we can't get any information from Dade County as to who the other driver was or the insurance."
Beresh was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries.
Miami-Dade Police said they are looking through their information to try and get a hold of the police report and give Snyder the information he needs to assist his client.
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