Boca Raton, FL (January 15, 2020) - A woman suffered serious injuries in a hit-and-run that took place in Boca Raton on Monday, January 13th.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene on I-95 near Congress Avenue. According to troopers, witnesses saw a woman get out of a Honda Civic. The woman was waving her arms to get the attention of a nearby police officer. She crossed over several lanes of traffic before being struck by a vehicle. The vehicle then sped off following the crash. The woman was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Her identity has not been released at this time.
On Tuesday, police issued an arrest warrant for 24-year-old William Alex Sidney Pantaleon in connection with the crash.
Hit-and-run crashes in Florida can have devastating consequences. These crashes account for about 25% of all total accidents. This is an astounding number considering that there are approximately 100,000 reported hit-and-run collisions in our state every year. Drivers who choose to flee the scene of a crash will face both civil and criminal liability once they are apprehended. Unfortunately, these crashes can leave victims suffering from serious, life-changing injuries.
Our sympathies go out to the victim in this Boca Raton crash and we hope for a complete recovery from their injuries
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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