The person believed to be responsible for a fatal hit-and-run within Apopka that took place early this past April was finally arrested on Thursday, October 3rd. The initial incident, which happened on the 1st of April, reportedly took place around 11:40 at night. At this time, two individuals were inside of a van, driving towards the intersection of West Michael Gladden Boulevard and South Hawthorne Avenue. The driver of the van stated that he was on his way to get cough medicine for the 64-year-old passenger.
Seminole County deputies responded to a hit-and-run crash that took place within Seminole County early in October. The incident in question was a collision between two cars, following which one of the cars sped away from the scene. Reports from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office indicated that the incident took place along Alafaya Trail, when a 53-year-old driving a white Toyota Corolla attempted to make a U-turn.
Police working within Orlando released an update to an ongoing story during the middle of September indicating that they had reason to believe they were on the trail of an individual responsible for a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of an elderly man. The accident itself took place on the 4th of September, close to 9:00 at night. At this time, an 84-year-old individual was walking along East Michigan Street at Zephyr Road. It is not known if the 84-year-old was on their way to their home, coming from their home, or traveling in between two other places.
Police within the city of Leesburg are working on identifying and capturing an individual who was responsible for a deadly hit-and-run that took place on the morning of Sunday, August 25th. Reports from the Leesburg Police Department indicated that the incident happened close to 6:00 in the morning, at the intersection of West North Boulevard and North 3rd Street. The early reports on the incident did not indicate whether or not this intersection, which lies close to U.S. 441, possesses any pedestrian safety features. It is also not clear if the pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway or if the driver of the car left the roadway in order to strike them.
Little is currently known about a hit-and-run accident that took place within Palm Bay on the night of Sunday, August 18th, that left a single pedestrian dead. Officers with the Palm Bay Police Department are currently searching for the person or persons responsible for the incident, although it is not yet believed that anyone has been apprehended or even that there are any suspects who the police are looking to question in relation to the incident.
We reported earlier in July on a fatal hit-and-run crash that took place within Orlando after three pedestrians were hit by a single car. This accident happened after another pedestrian was struck and killed close to Orange Blossom Trail and 41st Street. As mentioned in the earlier post, the three pedestrians had been traveling in a car down the roadway when they saw the first collision take place. Rather than continue driving, the driver of this car stopped on the shoulder and the three people exited the vehicle and began to cross the road in an attempt to help the other fatally injured person.
A bizarre hit-and-run took place within Orange County sometime during either the night of Tuesday, July 16th, or the following morning. Reports from rescue crews working with Orange County responded to the incident sometime around 3:00 in the morning, although it is not clear who called the crash into the authorities. When police, EMTs, paramedics, and other first responders reached the area they found a car crashed into a ditch as well as one individual inside of the ditch who authorities at first took to be the driver of the car.
Recently, we reported on a hit-and-run collision that took place within Orange County and was partially responsible for the death of two pedestrians and the injury of two others. In the initial report, we described how a collision between a Dodge Durango and a pedestrian early on the morning of July 4th had resulted in three additional pedestrians rushing to assist the fatally injured person.
Police working within the city of Apopka are trying to find the driver responsible for a hit-and-run that narrowly missed causing tremendous injuries to a 16-year-old individual who had just passed her driving test. According to the reports, the incident took place sometime around 4:00 in the afternoon of Monday, July 1st, while the 16-year-old was on her way to show her new license to some friends. Her father told reporters that it was only 7 or so minutes after she left the house that he received a call from the girl saying that she’d gotten into a car accident.
A collision between a silver passenger van and five pedestrians is currently under investigation in Orange County as troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol attempt to discover just what happened, as well as the whereabouts of the driver of the vehicle in question. What we know so far is that it was sometime around 9:00 at night when a woman and her four children were walking along Pine Hills Road. When they reached an area with a designated crosswalk, the woman and her children left the sidewalk and began to cross the road.