Fort Myers, FL (November 12, 2018) - A bicyclist suffered critical, life-threatening injuries in a hit-and-run crash that took place in Fort Myers on Sunday, November 10th.
Around 2:00 am, police responded to a call on Evans Avenue near MLK Boulevard. There, officers located a female bicyclist that had been struck by a vehicle. The bicyclist was rushed to a local hospital where she is listed in critical condition.
Fort Myers Police are searching for the responsible driver. Police believe that the vehicle is a 2014-15 model white Kia Optima. Officers further believe that the vehicle will have noticeable damage to its windshield and right front area. Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-8477.
Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to the bicyclist hurt in this crash. Last year, there were approximately 100,000 hit-and-run crashes in Florida, which accounts for about 25% of all reported accidents.
Drivers have a legal responsibility to remain at the scene of any vehicle accidents. Failing to remain at the scene of an injury accident is a criminal offense punishable by fines and jail time. If a driver who causes a crash is negligent, they are also responsible for the victim's medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
At Rubenstein Law, we know how difficult it can be to obtain compensation in a hit-and-run case. Our Florida car accident attorneys will work tirelessly to assist you with receiving compensation when you have been injured by the negligence of a hit-and-run driver. For your free consultation, give us a call any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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