A 36-year-old man from North Carolina named Timothy Jacob Foxworth was in Wildwood on Sunday, visiting to his parents who live in The Villages, when he was involved in an incident that resulted in both DUI and hit-and-run charges. The Wildwood Police Department issued a statement regarding the events that led to this situation, beginning with Foxworth’s decision to borrow his dad’s golf cart in order to travel from his parent’s house to a bar located at Brownwood Square. It is believed that at this point in time Foxworth was traveling alone.
Hours later, when Foxworth left the bar, he was in the company of an unnamed 51-year-old woman. The two of them stumbled to the golf cart, climbed aboard, and drove away towards parts unknown. Shortly before 2:00 on Sunday morning, they approached the intersection of Buena Vista Boulevard and State Road 44, still on the golf cart. At this point, the woman, whether because of Foxworth’s driving, her own lack of balance, or some other undisclosed circumstance, fell out of the golf cart. Foxworth stopped the golf cart and went over to where the woman was lying on the ground.
Numerous witnesses to the event say that Foxworth attempted to help the fallen woman to her feet, but due to her injuries she could not stand on her own. Taking a different approach, Foxworth pulled the woman onto the road’s median and tucked her away between some bushes. Then he climbed back into the golf cart, pulled a u-turn, and sped away. At no point in time did he call the police.
The witnesses to the accident—five unnamed individuals—rushed to help the woman. The Wildwood Police Department’s report indicated that the honorable actions of these witnesses may have saved the woman’s life. At the very least, it made it extraordinarily easy for the police to locate and capture the fleeing Foxworth. When the police pulled him over, still in his golf cart, they found Foxworth’s clothing streaked in blood. When asked, he said that he did not call the police himself because he worried about receiving a DUI.
The woman was rushed to a nearby hospital where she is believed to be in stable condition; however, the report indicates that she sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash.
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.
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