Gainesville, FL (June 8, 2019) - An 18-year-old woman was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash on Friday, June 7th. The incident occurred on Archer Road just before 10:00 p.m.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Autumn Waters was a passenger in a 2001 Mercury Marquis when her vehicle was struck by a 2007 Chevy Tahoe traveling in the opposite direction. Based on witness reports, the Tahoe attempted to make an illegal pass of another vehicle prior to the crash. The driver of the Tahoe fled the scene after the collision. Waters was taken to UF Health Shands hospital with serious injuries.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating and, at this time, has not released any information on a potential suspect. Anyone with information should call the FHP at *347.
Hit-and-run crashes can change a victim's life in a matter of seconds. In Florida, there are about 100,000 hit-and-run accidents reported annually. These crashes account for about 25% of all reported motor vehicle accidents in our state. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents often leave victims with serious and catastrophic injuries that can years to heal. In the worst cases, a fatality is involved.
At Rubenstein Law, we have served injured victims and their families since 1988. We understand the special factors that make hit-and-run accidents complicated and we can help you navigate your way to the compensation you deserve. For your free consultation, please call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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