Cape Coral, FL (May 4, 2019) - The victim of a Friday hit-and-run has been identified by police.
Officials say that 71-year-old Gregory Moore died when he was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Cape Coral and Coronado Parkways. Moore was walking on Coronado Parkway when a westbound vehicle traveling in the outside lanes struck him around 6:30 a.m. Following the crash, the driver fled the scene, while Moore eventually succumbed to his injuries.
Although the driver was not immediately apprehended, Cape Coral police say that they did voluntarily come to the police station on Saturday morning to be questioned about the crash. The driver has not been identified at this time and no further details have been released surrounding the crash.
Hit-and-run crashes account for about one-quarter of all reported crashes in Florida. A hit-and-run can range from minor with little to no damage, all the way to catastrophic damage and even fatalities in the most severe cases. In Florida, it is a felony to leave the scene of an accident with injuries. The driver who fled the scene in this crash will face criminal charges and also civil liability if the crash took place due to negligent driving behavior.
A hit-and-run crash may lead to a wrongful death suit on behalf of the deceased victim. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida wrongful death attorneys can assist you in receiving compensation if your loved one was taken by the wrongful acts of another. For a free consultation and case evaluation, we are available 24/7 at 1-800 FL-Legal. Please give us a call today.
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