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Search Still On for Florida Hit-and-Run Perpetrator

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on April 4, 2016

In Florida, a search is still underway for two cars involved in the hit-and-run death of Demostenes Molinar, Jr., a 50-year-old Orlando resident. The accident, which happened last Tuesday, around 8:30 P.M., occurred at intersection of Orange Blossom Trail and Clarcona Ocoee Road. Mr. Molinar was crossing the road via Orange Blossom Trail when another Orlando man (as yet unnamed), 29, hit him while driving a 2000 Toyota Camry. Mr. Molinar was then thrown into the way of a white Acura TSX, which ran him over.

The Camry driver stopped and did not leave the scene after hitting Mr. Molinar. The driver of the TSX stopped briefly, existed his car for a few moments, and then drove away. A photograph taken during the scene and quickly released by the Florida Highway Patrol shows the driver of the TSX examining his vehicle in the moments before he fled the scene.

Although Demostenes Molinar, Jr. was alive when emergency response teams took him to Florida Hospital, but the injuries he had sustained during the incident proved to be too extensive, and he later died.

Currently, troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol are looking for the white TSX, and Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes has stated that the car is likely a model from 2009 to 2014, encouraging citizens to be on the lookout for such a model, likely with impact markings around the front and underbody.

When caught, the owner of the TSX will be facing charges of manslaughter as well as leaving the scene of an accident.

Accidents like this are horrific, which makes their commonality all the more upsetting. When deaths occur due to the irresponsibility of other people, the victim’s families are left dealing with the uncertain aftermath. As well as the difficulty of processing the accident itself, there are the bills (medical, funeral, and otherwise) that begin piling up at alarming rates.

The fact is these bills should not be the responsibility of the bereft families and friends of the victim. It is imperative to seek justice as soon as possible in these instances, to bring the guilty party(s) to justice, and to ensure that as much healing as is possible can occur. Orlando hit and run accident lawyer James O. Cunningham has over thirty years of experience dealing in personal injury law. For a free initial consultation, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).


James O. Cunningham

James O. CunninghamSince 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.

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