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Police are investigating a hit-and-run motorcycle accident in Casselberry that sent a rider to the hospital with serious injuries. The accident occurred at State Road 436 and Casselton Drive, just north of Aloma Avenue. Police are looking for the driver of a black SUV or sedan who struck the rider and then fled the scene. They believe that the motorcyclist and the driver who struck him were traveling side-by-side in separate lanes when the driver may have swerved into the rider’s lane to avoid construction work in the roadway. They believe that the maneuver caused the driver to collide with and seriously injure the rider. Anyone with any information about the accident is asked to contact the Casselberry Police Department.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a 56-year-old Wilton Manors woman was recently struck and killed recently while trying to cross Orange Blossom Trail south of Orlando. Troopers say that the victim was attempting to cross the northbound lanes of Orange Blossom Trail near Whisper Lakes Boulevard about 9:45 p.m. when she walked into the path of a Nissan Xterra driven by an 18-year-old Orlando woman. Troopers say the driver of the Nissan had no time to avoid striking the pedestrian, and while their investigation is still ongoing, troopers report that they don’t expect to press charges against the driver. The victim was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she died from her injuries shortly after arrival.
An Oakland Park man wanted in connection with a recent fatal hit-and-run bicycle accident now faces charges, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Officers report that the man faces multiple charges including failing to stop or remain at the scene of a fatal accident, driving with a suspended license and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. The 37-year-old suspect is being held in the Broward County jail on $65,500 bail, which includes a previous warrant for driving on a suspended license.
A recent motorcycle accident in Brooksville has claimed the life of a Largo woman and seriously injured a Clearwater man, according to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) accident investigators. They say that the 72-year-old victim, who was a passenger on the motorcycle and the 75-year-old male owner were going southbound on Highway 41 when their BMW motorcycle was struck by a Lincoln Towncar driven by an 88-year-old Istachatta man. The accident occurred around 5:30. p.m. near the intersection of Highway 41 and Lake Lindsay Road.