Hit-and-Run Accident | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
A rash of fatal street racing accidents have recently been ravaging Florida’s roadways as local law enforcement agencies in Brevard County responded to yet another incident over the weekend. Preliminary collision details indicate that two vehicles were racing down Babcock Street in Palm Bay Saturday evening when one of them crashed into another car in the area and killed both occupants.
A 23-year-old Florida woman is facing a litany of felonious charges this weekend after she was arrested by the Boca Raton Police Department for her alleged involvement in a fatal hit-and-run accident which claimed the life of a 75-year-old New York federal judge and seriously injured a 6-year-old boy this past Friday morning in Palm Beach County.
A manhunt is currently underway in Orange County as authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol continue their search for two individuals believed to have been involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of an 18-year-old man and severely injured another at the intersection of State Road 408 and Chickasaw Trail near Orlando this past Tuesday evening.
Police working within Sanford have issued a report on the arrest of a 37-year-old individual who is believed to be behind two separate fatal hit-and-run accidents that took place on Monday, March 29th. The reports from the Sanford Police Department say that circumstances of the accident began as the 37-year-old was behind the wheel of a four-door Jaguar and traveling down the eastern lanes of State Road 46. Traveling in a lane near the four-door Jaguar was a motorcycle. It was as the two vehicles were nearing the intersection of State Road 46 and Summerlin Avenue that the driver of the Jaguar shifted their car in such a way as to strike the motorcyclist.
A devastating auto accident was reported in Brevard County very early on the morning of Monday, February 15th. According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident took place shortly after 1:00 a.m. and involved a single car and two pedestrians.
Authorities with the Daytona Beach Police Department are currently investigating a somewhat bizarre hit-and-run accident involving two vehicles which occurred along International Speedway Boulevard on January 31st, 2021. Statements gathered from the scene indicate that after the initial collision took place, multiple passengers from the alleged offending vehicle proceeded to start a fight with the victim after she stepped out of her car to assess its damage.
Shortly after 9:00 on Sunday, an individual was on a skateboard and traveling down either Silver Star Road or 1st Street within the City of Ocoee. This person, who was not named or described other than as being an adult, was traveling within the road, but it is believed that they were either traveling along the road’s shoulder or were within a pedestrian crossing zone at the time that a vehicle – not described in the report – entered the scene. The driver of this vehicle either failed to see the skateboarder or believed that there was more space between them and the car.
Hit-and-run news continues with two different accidents that took place within Orange County on Friday and Saturday, December 3rd and 5th. Because the person/persons responsible for the crashes remain unaccounted for, what precisely took place remains an object of speculation. What we do know comes from reports issued by members of the Florida Highway Patrol as well as members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Members of these two law enforcement organizations were joined by EMTs and paramedics in responding to the crashes after they were first reported.
According to public incident reports from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, a 22-year-old man from Bunnell has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a high-speed chase with local authorities that ended in a hit-and-run collision which subsequently injured his passenger and damaged a local business along U.S. Highway 1 on Friday, December 4th, 2020.
Officers with the Sanford Police Department are looking for both a car and a driver after a hit-and-run accident that took place within the city on Thursday, December 3rd. While the accident happened early in December, it was not until the following Monday, December 7th, that the Sanford Police Department issued a statement indicating that they are still searching for the individual responsible. It is the hope of the SPD that by issuing a public statement, people might come forward with vital information concerning the location and identity of the person and the car involved.