Police officers within Orange County are currently searching for the driver behind a hit-and-run that happened this past Wednesday morning and left one individual receiving emergency medical care at an area hospital. Their search began after the first reports of the collision took place, sometime shortly before 4:30 in the morning.
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) are looking for a driver who allegedly hit and killed a bicyclist. The victim, a 51-year-old native of Brevard County, Florida, was riding his bike on Palm Bay Road and Hollywood Boulevard in West Melbourne on Sunday around midnight.
Florida Highway Patrol members working in Orange County this past Thursday encountered an unusual situation after they responded to reports of a collision between a car and a utility pole. It is not clear where within Orange County the event took place as the reports were primarily concerned with describing the incidents that happened after the police arrived on the scene.
Friends and family of Boca Raton native Margarita Contreras, 58, can hopefully rest their heads a little easier this evening knowing that the man who allegedly caused her fatal hit-and-run accident seven months ago has finally been arrested, and is currently behind bars.
Collision between a motorcyclist and a Honda Civic at the intersection of Ivey Lane and Gore Street in Orlando has left one individual in critical condition at the hospital and another on the run from both the police and the consequences of their actions.
As they do every year, the Florida Highway Patrol launched its initiative last Friday to try and reduce the number of hit-and-run accidents that take place along Florida roads. Across the county, hit-and-run drivers and subsequent deaths are a problem that police departments in every state attempt to curb with increased vigilance, awareness, and education. In Florida, hit-and-run accidents seem to be even more of an issue than elsewhere. The statistics gathered paint a dire picture. In the 2017 alone there were over 98,000 reports of hit-and-run accidents. Out of this number, 177 of the reported incidents resulted in a fatality.
A massive search is underway in Orange County to find and apprehend the individual responsible for a hit-and-run crash that took place in downtown Orlando on Thursday Night. Initial reports on the incident suggest that the crash left at least two people injured, although it does not appear that any of the injuries were fatal or critical.
An Orange County Family was surprised early on Tuesday morning at close to 5:30am when they awoke to the sound of squealing tires and crashing from their front driveway. When they jumped out of bed and ran outside, they were surprised to see that their two cars, both of which normally stay on the outside of the garage, were stacked one on top of the other.
On Wednesday of last week, a deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol when they were called in to assist in the pursuit of a stolen vehicle just after 11:30 in the morning. According to the report, the unnamed deputy was following the vehicle along South Goldenrod Road when the two cars neared Pershing Avenue. Somehow, and this is something that one hopes will be fleshed out in future reports from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the stolen vehicle managed to either get themselves behind the trailing cruiser or simply turned around so that the two vehicles were face to face.
A spokesperson with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that a hit-and-run accident that took place early on Sunday morning has claimed the life of one person and another on the run from detectives. The full report, which was issued earlier today, outlines the events as they are currently understood and ends with a plea to the public to help investigators track down and apprehend the individual who perpetrated this deadly act.