Police with the Florida Highway Patrol working within Seminole County are currently trying to locate and question an individual believed to be behind a crash that happened on Friday, December 28th. According to the initial reports that emerged in the aftermath of the incident, the hit-and-run accident involved two vehicles and left one person seriously injured.
Initial reports did not indicate the time at which the incident happened, but we do know that it involved a 26-year-old person who was riding a moped down the western lane of Aloma Avenue. As this driver closed in on Tuskawilla Road, something happened to cause them to lose control of the vehicle. Before they were able to regain control, the driver of the moped was ejected from their seat and onto the road.
At this tame time, a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder was also traveling down the western lane of Aloma Avenue. The driver of this vehicle struck the person lying in the street. The clothing worn by the injured motorist caught on the undercarriage of the vehicle, and they were dragged for an undisclosed period of time before the SUV entered a gas station.
The person underneath the car managed to become disconnected from the vehicle when they entered the parking gas station parking area. It is not clear if the driver of the car realized they were dragging someone beneath them, but it is known that almost immediately after the person underneath the car came unattached the driver of the Pathfinder accelerated and fled the area.
Emergency response teams were called to the area, and they rushed to tend to the badly injured moped rider. The injuries sustained by this person were serious, and the EMTs and paramedics rushed them to Central Florida Regional Hospital for advanced medical attention. We are currently in the dark regarding the condition of the injured motorist, but it is known that the Florida Highway patrol was not able to immediately capture the person behind the wheel of the Pathfinder.
An investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
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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