East Palatka, FL (March 10, 2019) - A hit-and-run crash in Putnam County left a man in critical condition on Saturday, March 9th. The Florida Highway Patrol was called to the intersection of State Route 207 and East McCormick Road around 12:50 p.m.
Following an investigation, troopers were able to determine that a white pickup truck was traveling eastbound on East McCormick when it came to a stop sign. The truck ran the stop sign and drove onto SR-207. While on SR-207, the truck collided with a black Honda motorcycle traveling northbound. The pickup truck driver fled the scene immediately following the crash. The motorcycle driver, an 83-year-old man from Hastings, was rushed to Orange Park Medical Center in critical condition.
No further details have been released.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim in this hit-and-run, who we hope will make a complete recovery. About 100,000 hit-and-run crashes area reported in our state every year. This accounts for approximately one-quarter of all traffic accidents. Although not all hit-and-run crashes involve injury, there are many that do. In many instances, the injuries suffered in a hit-and-run are serious, leaving victims with a long road to recovery.
You do not have to go through this process alone. The Florida personal injury attorneys at Rubenstein Law understand what you are going through and we are here to provide you support and assistance during this difficult time. We will protect your legal rights and help you gain the compensation you need to get back on your feet.
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