Early Wednesday morning, around 2:00 a.m., Nathan Francschi, a 15-year-old a resident of Orlando, was walking along Carpenter Road when he was hit and seriously injured by a vehicle. The driver of this vehicle did not call the authorities, and it is believed that they immediately fled the scene after hitting Francschi. The boy’s body was discovered on Carpenter Road, close to East Colonial Drive and Grissom Road, by another driver who was making his way home. This second driver immediately called 911. The emergency services rushed Francschi to Florida Hospital East, but due to the severity of his injuries, he died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Although neither the driver nor the vehicle involved in Francschi’s death have been securely identified, authorities did discover a 2013 four-door Kia at a Burger King that was situated close to where the accident occurred. The Kia possessed damages that may link it to the impact with Francschi, although the Florida Highway Patrol has been quick to add that the evidence so far has not been conclusive and the investigation is still underway. What has been confirmed is that the Kia was reported as stolen during the night, and that the report was filed from near where the hit-and-run occurred. Furthermore, there were numerous burglaries reported around that same area, possibly connecting the three incidents into a grim chain of crime.
As the Orange County Sheriff’s deputies continue looking into the possible connection between these events, the questions still plague those who the young Francschi leaves behind. While it is not known which direction the teen was walking in or where he was going so early in the morning, what remains clear is that the loss of life in this situation is devastating. No information has been released regarding Francschi’s family, and it is unknown how many relatives and friends will be suffering from the loss of this boy.
The investigation will continue as to the identity of the individual or individuals responsible for Francschi’s death. In the meantime, the absence of this young man will begin affecting the world immediately.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an Orlando hit-and-run accident, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).
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James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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