Dade City, FL (January 12, 2019) - A hit-and-run in Dade City left one man dead on Saturday, January 12th. The incident took place around 2:00 am on Highway 301.
The man, identified as 27-year-old Johnson Frye, Jr. was walking on the southbound shoulder of the roadway. Suddenly, Frye was struck by a Nissan Altima that was also headed south. Frye sustained critical injuries and was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the Altima, 32-year-old Renato Temich Quino fled the scene shortly after striking Frye. However, witnesses saw Quino leave the scene and followed him. The crash was reported to police and Quino was later found at his home on Dade City Avenue. He was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death and no valid license.
We wish to extend our most heartfelt condolences to the family of Johnson Frye, Jr. Losing a loved one to a hit-and-run crash is a devastating event for any family. In this case, the help of nearby Good Samaritans ensured that the responsible driver was apprehended and charged.
Hit-and-run crashes account for about 25% of all collisions reported in Florida. Unfortunately, a hit-and-run crash often involves death or serious injury to the victims. In this case and others, a victim's family may have certain rights under Florida law following a deadly crash. A wrongful death action is available to the next-of-kin who has experienced the loss of their loved one as a result of another's negligence.
Our attorneys at Rubenstein Law stand ready to help when you have suffered a tragedy in your family. For assistance with your Florida wrongful death case, please contact us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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