Motorcyclist Injured after Hit-and-Run in Orlando
Collision between a motorcyclist and a Honda Civic at the intersection of Ivey Lane and Gore Street in Orlando has left one individual in critical condition at the hospital and another on the run from both the police and the consequences of their actions.
The incident, which happened at around 7:30 in the evening last Tuesday night, was witnessed by numerous people who provided authorities with much of the initial information used in the investigation. We know, for instance, that the Honda, which is blue in color, was passing through the intersection when it hit the motorcyclist. The report from the Orlando Police Department did not give any other information regarding the situation at the intersection when the collision happened. Is there a traffic light posted at this juncture? A four-way stop? Did the driver of the Civic or the driver of the motorcycle fail to obey certain road laws?
These factors would be a lot more important if, after the collision, the driver of the civic had not stopped their car, gotten out, and run away. By doing this, the individual—identified only as a male—put themselves immediately at the center of a large manhunt, and will now undoubtedly face numerous charges when they are finally apprehended.
Orange County Police Officers told reporters that the search for the person believed to have been behind the wheel of the truck at the time of the incident includes multiple K-9 units as well as police officers.
Lt. Philip Mayo, a member of the Orlando Police Department, said in his statement that the initial search for the fleeing man was hampered by the high number of pedestrians in the area. Whoever collided with the biker was able to blend into the crowd even as the police were taking down the information they could derive from his car. From this information, they found, among other things, that the man was driving with expired license plates when he collided with the biker.
The biker was treated by paramedics at the scene and then taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. It is believed that he was in critical condition when he entered the hospital, and his current condition is not yet known.
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.