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.
Exact details on what happened are currently unavailable, but it is believed that the incident was reported shortly after the collision took place. An officer with the Florida Highway Patrol was driving down the eastern lanes of S.R. 520 when they encountered the detached bumper from a black car. The body of a pedestrian was reportedly discovered by a witness close to the area where the bumper was lying. When the police arrived at the scene, they found the pedestrian who had been struck by a car, but the car responsible was nowhere to be seen.
Due to the severity of the injuries they sustained in the incident, the pedestrian was declared dead at the scene of the crash. This led the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office to begin searching for the person who was responsible for the fatal incident. The search did not take long.
Only 30 or so minutes after the crash was reported, a deputy with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a 2014 Honda Accord traveling close to U.S. 1 and the intersection between this highway and State Road 405. The deputy reported that the Honda, which was black, had sustained damage to its front end and was also missing its front bumper.
It is not clear just how the match between this driver and the death of the pedestrian was made, but the reports indicate that the 33-year-old individual behind the wheel of the Accord was arrested and charged with a DUI. We do not know if this person was given a breathalyzer test or if they were administered field sobriety tests, but it does seem clear that the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office believes that this person is guilty for the death of the unnamed pedestrian.
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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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