Recently, officers with the Florida Highway Patrol and the Orlando Police Department joined with the loved ones of people who had died as a result of hit-and-run accidents to plead with the drivers behind hit-and-run accidents to stop fleeing from crash sites. This comes as part of a month-long effort by the Florida Highway Patrol and the Orlando Police Department to reduce the number of hit-and-run crashes that happen in Central Florida as well as throughout the rest of the state.
Hit and Run
An early morning crash on Wednesday, January 23rd, resulted in police searching for, and ultimately capturing, an individual believed to be behind the fatal hit-and-run. According to reports from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the incident took place around 12:15 in the morning, along State Road 520, and close to the intersection of S.R. 520 and Varr Avenue.
Deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office are currently trying to locate and apprehend an individual who was driving an SUV when they collided with a young person and then fled the scene of the accident. Reports from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office indicate that it was on Sunday, January 13th, when these events occurred. At the time of this writing, it is not known if the police have managed to progress at all with the investigation.
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.
A hit-and-run accident along U.S.1 and Viera Boulevard has left a 31-year-old person from Melbourne in serious condition. According to the preliminary reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, it was somewhere around 8:00 on the evening of Saturday, September 22nd when the accident between a red convertible and a motorcycle took place. At the time of this writing it is not clear if the authorities possess any credible leads in relation to the incident or if they are still waiting for someone to come forward and provide important information that pertains to the incident in question.
On Thursday, August 9th, members of the Orange County Fire Rescue team were part of the numerous emergency response individuals who responded to reports of an auto accident that had taken place along State Road 408, close to where the Alafaya Trail exit branches off of the roadway. Reports around the initial accident that resulted in the presence of emergency vehicles are not readily available, however the incident developed in an unusual way that has been recorded and reported on by both news agencies and the authorities involved.
Members of the Florida Highway Patrol are among those investigating an incident that may or may not be a hit-and-run accident that happened on Wednesday, August 8th, along Old Cheney Highway in Orange County. Reports relating to the incident suggest that the Florida Highway Patrol first became involved in the incident after they were alerted by an unknown person regarding the presence of a man suffering from an apparent overdose along the side of the road.
On the morning of Wednesday, August 1st, the Florida Highway Patrol received reports of a hit-and-run accident that had taken place along the northbound lanes of Enterprise Road, close to where this street intersects with Volusia Avenue. A report from Sgt. Kim Montes, the spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, indicates that the call came in from a witness to the crash and that this witness provided the police with comprehensive details around the incident.
A few weeks ago, we reported on a car accident that happened on Merritt Island and resulted in the death of one motorist and critical injury of another. At the time of our initial article, the official line from police working on Merritt Island was that the accident was an instance of road rage. Read the rest »