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Orlando, FL - Pedestrian Killed, Baby Hurt in Hit-and-Run on W. Colonial Dr.

Orlando, FL (February 26, 2023) - Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident in Orlando on Saturday, February 24th. The accident happened around 8:50 p.m. at the intersection of West Colonial Drive and North Powers Drive.

According to a report, a 29-year-old woman and a 2-year-old boy were both crossing West Colonial when they were hit by a white Infiniti. Shortly after the initial collision, a second car struck the woman while she was lying on the ground. The driver of the Infiniti remained at the scene, but the second driver fled after striking the woman.

Paramedics arrived and pronounced the woman dead at the scene. The 2-year-old was critically injured and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The victim's identity has not been released at this time. 

Police are still searching for the driver of the second car. An investigation is ongoing.

Hit-and-run collisions are among the most common types of accidents that we see in Florida. Surprisingly, these accidents accounted for 20% of all total traffic-related collisions in our state last year. This means that more than 100,000 crashes were reported as a hit-and-run. Drivers who flee the scene of these accidents usually do so, knowing that their actions have resulted in a serious accident.

We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim's family following this fatal hit-and-run crash in Orlando.

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