A major step forward for one of the numerous hit-and-run accidents that remains unsolved within Florida took place this past week when troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol received a tip that led them to discovering a car that they believe to be responsible for the incident.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol have issued a statement regarding the charges filed against an individual believed to be responsible for a fatal hit-and-run crash that took place close to Tampa early on the morning of February 22nd. According to these reports, the individual behind the fatal accident was apprehended shortly after the initial collision took place, and that in addition to the hit-and-run charges, the authorities also charged the individual with a DUI and Driving While License Cancelled or Suspended.
A collision that happened early on the morning of Tuesday, February 12th, resulted in the death of one Orlando man and has left the Orlando Police Department working on yet another hit-and-run case. Reports from the police state that the incident happened around 2:30 in the morning, close to the intersection of John Young Parkway and Arlington Street. Most of the situation leading up to the crash remains unknown, but it does seem clear that officers were called to the scene of the incident only to find that the pedestrian victim had sustained fatal injuries and that the driver responsible for these injuries had fled the scene.
Nearing the end of December, police working with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a head-on crash that took place east of the intersection of Watson Road and Bloomingdale Avenue, close to Tampa. The reports state that the incident happened close to 8:45 in the evening and involved a 23-year-old person driving a 2019 Honda Civic and a 29-year-old person driving a 1997 Dodge Dakota. Deputies stated that the Dodge was stolen at some point before the accident took place.
A hit-and-run accident that occurred around 7:30 on the night of Saturday, December 23rd, has left troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol working within Marion County rushing to locate and apprehend the individual responsible. According to the early reports from the scene of the crash, it was at the intersection of Northeast 25th Avenue and Northeast 38th Street that the incident took place. At the time of this writing, one individual is now dead as a result, and another is being treated for serious injuries.
A hit-and-run accident that happened within the Orange County city of Orlando on Monday, November 19th, resulted in several people being hospitalized as well as units with various Orange County emergency crews tending to the crash site. According to Lt. Kim Montes, the spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, the first reports of the incident began to reach emergency call centers shortly before 3:30 in the morning.
Towards the end of last month, we reported on a hit-and-run accident in the Brevard County city of Viera that left a motorcyclist in serious condition and police working to find the person responsible. Early in October, and around two weeks after the initial incident, troopers working with the Florida Highway Patrol received some needed answers in the case when a 79-year-old woman from Viera identified themselves as the person behind the wheel of the Fiat Spider that struck the motorcyclist.
A 72-year-old male was killed in a hit-and-run incident while riding his bike in Orange City, Florida. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident happened early Wednesday morning. They bicyclist was attempting to cross Volusia Avenue via a marked crosswalk. As he was heading east to west, a female driving a gold or tan Suburban northbound on Enterprise Road struck the right side of the bicycle. The impact threw the elderly man off the bike and onto the road.
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.