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Florida Motorcyclist Dies After Hit and Run Accident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on April 24, 2015

Police in Hollywood, Florida, say they found the body of 30-year-old Jason Swanson in the street. The motorcycle was engulfed in flames at the middle of South 56th Avenue just north of Washington Street on March 31. Officers tried to render aid and put out the flames but were unable to. The flames were only extinguished when Hollywood Fire Rescue arrived. Swanson was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police reports, the accident occurred around 8:15 a.m. A witness said she heard some sort of impact and then an explosion. The witness ran out and saw Swanson and Swanson’s motorcycle on fire. She saw a female driver in a Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The year of the car was believed to be between 1987 and 2010. The witness said the female driver got out of her vehicle, looked at the victim, and drove away. A passenger between the ages of 8 and 10 was also believed to be in the vehicle.

A coroner’s report said that Swanson most likely died on impact, which was brought some solace to Swanson’s family. “We’re just happy to know there was no suffering,” said Trevor Swanson, the victim’s brother, in a local media report. Swanson was a construction worker who had a passion for art. He was a self-taught musician and tattoo artist. He played in a band and could be often seen practicing on the porch at his house.

The police have not located the suspect’s vehicle but have video of her driving away from the accident. The vehicle has damage to the lower right passenger side and the floorboard. Police have not released information on how the accident occurred or whether she hit Swanson from the side or pulled out in front of him.

If the suspect is caught, she faces multiple charges including leaving the scene of accident causing bodily injury. Also, she could face more serious charges if it can be proven that she was negligent and caused the accident or was under influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. immediately at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) for a free initial consultation.

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