Hudson, FL (June 10, 2021) - A 33-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Hudson early Thursday morning. The crash took place on U.S. 19 near the intersection with Krag Drive.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 28-year-old Andres Gallo was driving a pickup truck northbound on U.S. 19 near the intersection when he struck a 33-year-old Hudson man who was walking northbound on the highway. Gallo fled the scene immediately after the crash but was later apprehended on Sunshine Grove Road by police. The pedestrian, who was not identified, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Gallo was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death.
There is no further information available.
According to statistics published by NHTSA, car accidents in Florida occur about once every 92 seconds. Hit-and-run crashes strongly contribute to the overall total number of accidents in our state every year. Last year, more than 100,000 hit-and-run collisions took place in Florida, which accounts for about 25% of all total traffic accidents. Hit-and-run crashes are, unfortunately, becoming more common as victims are injured by drivers who flee the scene and attempt to avoid responsibility for their actions.
Our thoughts are with the victim's family following this tragic hit-and-run crash in Hudson.
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