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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
Last month, a bicyclist was killed in a hit and run accident in Coral Gables, Florida. A police officer was driving on Bird Road when he saw the body, at about 30 seconds to a minute after the crash happened, by police estimates. The victim’s bicycle was found about four blocks away from his body, and police believe the driver had to remove the bicycle from under the vehicle to continue driving.
Orlando police believe that illegal street racing may have been a factor in a recent hit-and-run accident that sent two people to an area hospital with serious injuries. Their investigation is still ongoing, but police say that the two victims were waiting for a bus along Millenia Boulevard when a Ford Focus struck them as they sat on a bench. The victims are a vacationing couple from England, who were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. Witnesses report that they saw a black Ford Focus and black Honda Accord speeding along Millenia Boulevard just before the accident occurred.