Police officers in Daytona Beach arrested a 63-year-old man last Thursday after he was involved in an accident that resulted in the death of a 35-year-old pedestrian. The initial reports from the Daytona Beach Police Department recounted how Correa, was driving his car down South Nova Road, close to this road’s intersection with Forest Glen Boulevard, when he struck Bovee. Bovee was on foot, walking along South Nova Road, when Correa’s maroon Mitsubishi Raider hit and fatally injured her. Read the rest »
Hit and Run
On Saturday night in Ocala, the 39-year-old Andino and the 28-year-old Caldero were on foot by East State Road 40. Shortly before midnight, the two women decided to cross the street. They had reached the intersection of East State Road 40 and North East First ave when they turned, entered the crosswalk, and began crossing the street. Read the rest »
A woman in New Smyrna Beach is still amazed she survived a hit-and-run collision that took place on Christmas Eve in Volusia County. According to the official report, Cobb was driving down State Road 44, when her car was suddenly struck by a black pickup truck. The force of the collision sent Cobb’s vehicle wildly spinning across the road. Cobb says she could see a lighting pole rapidly approaching, but at the last moment she managed to swerve her car away from the solid object and into a ditch. Read the rest »
Justin Gary, a much loved 24-year-old from Daytona Beach, was riding his motorized bicycle home from his job at the Daytona Taproom last Saturday when he entered the westbound lanes of the Seabreeze Bridge. Driving along the bridge’s shoulder, Gary was unaware that a Dodge pickup truck was veering around the road behind him, quickly approaching. Read the rest »
An Ormond Beach woman was arrested on Friday night in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that took place only hours earlier. According to the Florida Highway Patrol’s report, the 25-year-old Jessica Struthers was on her way home from work when she claims she stopped in at a bar for a drink. Struthers statement to the police alleges that she consumed one mixed drink and two shots during a two-hour period of time and that afterwhich she left the bar to go home. Read the rest »
Early on Friday morning, near the intersection of Hoffner Avenue and Redditt Road in Orlando, a young woman was walking along the shoulder of the street when she was struck and killed by a passing car. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the woman, the 21-year-old Jessica Esteras, was an Orlando resident. It is believed that the car collided with her sometime around 3:30 in the morning. At the scene of the accident, the Florida Highway Patrol reported that a side-view-mirror and some other fragments were found. It is believed that these fragments may come from a Chevy, although the debris did not provide much more information than that. Read the rest »
On Friday, a man driving near where OBT and the Central Florida Parkway intersect collided with a motorcycle. The impact of the collision caused the bike to break in half and badly injured the driver of the motorcycle. Rather than stop after the collision, the driver of the vehicle sped away, forcing the Florida Highway Patrol to track him down. This, however, proved to be less difficult than it appeared as the driver responsible for the initial collision was discovered only a half-mile away from site of the accident. He had, in his attempt to flee, collided with an electrical pole. Similarly to the impact with the motorcycle, the collision between the car and the pole resulted in the pole breaking in half. Read the rest »
A local 15 year old high school student was killed in an Orlando, Florida area hit and run crash last weekend. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver was arrested shortly after the incident. Read the rest »
In an unfortunate accident on Friday, January 15th, 2016, a Gulfport native was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Miami’s South Beach. The victim, a man of roughly 41 years (his age has not yet been confirmed), was on duty as a federal agent at the time.
In early June, a car hit a bicyclist and drove away. The driver of the car turned into a parking lot, crashed into the bicyclist, who fell off the bike, and kept driving. There were witnesses to the case, and it was also caught on another driver’s dash camera.