Seminole County Authorities Still Searching for Hit-and-Run Suspect
Officers with the Sanford Police Department are still looking for the driver of a vehicle believed to have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident at the end of October that claimed the life of a 37-year-old pedestrian.
According to reports from the Sanford Police Department from the initial incident, it was close to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2022, when 37-year-old Al Fountain was walking home from a nearby convenience store along the eastbound lanes of 25th Street. As the pedestrian neared the area of Georgia Avenue, he was struck by an oncoming vehicle that immediately fled the scene after the collision occurred.
Seminole County emergency responders and members of the Sanford Police Department were dispatched to the scene of the auto accident and quickly transported the seriously injured hit-and-run victim to the closest hospital. Sadly, he was unable to survive the severe nature of his injuries and passed away shortly after arriving at the medical facility.
In the weeks since the deadly pedestrian accident took place, members of the Sanford Police Department have been working around the clock to determine the make and model of the hit-and-run suspect’s vehicle. Local officials are also requesting the public’s assistance with the identification of the driver.
“Someone had to see something. It’s a busy area. There are kids outside playing all day constantly. He’s known around this area because he frequents the location,” said Hiten Fountain, the victim’s brother. The family and friends of Al Fountain have been placing flyers with photos around their neighborhood in the hopes that a witness will step forward. “I don’t know what kind of human being would do something like that to a person and just take off,” expressed the victim’s mother.
If you believe you have relevant information pertaining to this tragic case, please reach out to your local law enforcement agency, call the state’s toll-free Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS, or contact the Sanford Police Department directly at (407) 688-5070.
Since 1977, Seminole County wrongful death lawyer James O. Cunningham has been compassionately representing families who have lost a loved one during hit-and-run collisions, head-on car crashes, pedestrian & crosswalk accidents, and rear-end collisions. If you would like to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, simply submit a quick & easy contact form on our website or call our office directly at 877-FL-INJURY to speak with an experienced associate.
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.