Drunken Brawl Breaks Out After Daytona Beach Hit-and-Run Collision
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.
According to local investigators and eye-witness accounts of the accident, the victim was driving westbound down International Speedway Boulevard near U.S. 92 when a white Honda Accord suddenly rear-ended her vehicle. The victim told police that as she exited her vehicle to survey the damage from the collision, the Honda’s driver told her to pull over into a nearby parking lot and that they would follow her. Feeling uncomfortable with this decision, the victim asked the other driver to remain where they were located until the authorities arrived and the situation could be handled properly. It was as the accident victim started to take pictures of the Honda’s license plate that the incident quickly escalated. Two women in bathing suits, believed to be under the influence of alcohol, jumped out of the Honda and began pushing and shoving the victim as she stood in front of their vehicle in order to prevent them from fleeing the scene.
Within minutes of the two women exiting the Honda, an additional male passenger in the car slid into the driver’s seat “then proceeded to drive with the intent to run her over,” the victim stated. Luckily, surveillance camera footage retrieved by the Daytona Beach Police Department from a Votran bus that happened to be in the vicinity of the car crash when it happened showed a white Honda Accord accelerating away from the accident, which caused the victim to fly onto the hood of the vehicle before landing on the roadway. Investigators were able to pull the vehicle’s registration information from the bus video and discovered that the registered driver has a suspended license for driving under the influence.
The hit-and-run victim suffered an ankle injury in the collision and was treated by emergency response teams at the site of the crash. Although the Daytona Beach Police Department also received a relatively clear image of the alleged hit-and-run driver from the Votran video, they have been unsuccessful in determining his current location.
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.