Apopka, FL (April 2, 2019) - Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver after a man died and a woman suffered injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Monday, April 1st.
Officers responded to Michael Gladden Boulevard and Hawthorne Avenue around 11:45 p.m. in reference to the accident. Following an investigation, officers were able to determine that a van and a BMW X6 were involved. The BMW ran a stop sign and crashed into the van, causing the van to roll over. The BMW then continued until coming to a stop on South Hawthorne. When police arrived, the BMW was vacant.
64-year-old Aurora Rodarte, a passenger in the van, died at the scene. Urbano Rodarte-Reyes was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. Police are still investigating and have not released additional details at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of Aurora Rodarte in this fatal Apopka hit-and-run. Approximately 25% of all Florida traffic accidents are hit-and-runs. A hit-and-run crash may only involve property damage, but in many cases, personal injury is also involved. If the driver who hit you was negligent in causing the crash, you will have a claim to be compensated for your injuries. Florida law allows you to recover for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and more.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida car accident attorneys have been serving injured Floridians since 1988. We know how to help you when you need it the most. For a free consultation, please contact us at any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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