Wesley Chapel Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash While Getting Her Mail
Preliminary collision details released by the Florida Highway Patrol operating in Pasco County indicate that a 24-year-old female has been arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving a death for her alleged involvement in a hit-and-run collision on June 15th which claimed the life of an elderly woman on a mobility scooter who was attempting to retrieve her mail at the time of the accident.
According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol and additional responding Pasco County law enforcement officers, it was approximately 5:45 p.m. this past Tuesday when a 64-year-old Wesley Chapel woman exited her residence located along Robin Roost Lane in order to gather her mail from her mailbox. As the elderly woman positioned herself at the edge of the driveway using her medical mobility scooter, she was struck and killed by an oncoming gray 2019 Nissan Sentra, which fled the scene immediately after the fatal collision.
After conducting a thorough examination of the car parts left behind at the hit-and-run crash site, detectives with the Florida Highway Patrol were able to successfully locate the badly damaged Nissan Sentra and its driver just 3 miles away from where the accident initially occurred. Sitting within the vehicle when it was discovered by authorities was 24-year-old Nicole Gennarini Cresswell, who had been on the run for nearly 6 hours by the time the Nissan was identified. She was subsequently arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death and currently waiting for her day in court at a Pasco County jail. The name of the 64-year-old victim has yet to be released to the public.
Although the exact cause of this truly tragic incident has yet to be determined, there are a few possibilities as to why the collision occurred. It is quite possible that the driver suffered from a medical episode while she was behind the wheel, or perhaps the Nissan sustained some sort of vehicle malfunction that caused her to lose control of the car. These details will undoubtedly be worked out as the investigation progresses further.
Since 1977, Florida personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham has been dedicated to helping crash victims who have been severely injured in a car, motorcycle, or pedestrian accident, as well as hit-and-run collisions, drunk driver accidents, cell phone car crashes, and accidents resulting in death. For additional information, please contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation.
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.