Indian River County, FL (August 13, 2019) - Two people were hurt, including a deputy with the Indian River County Sheriff's Office, in a hit-and-run crash that took place in Vero Beach on Sunday, August 11th. The incident occurred around 1:00 p.m. at the intersection of 10th Avenue and 21st Street.
According to police reports, the driver approached a flashing red traffic signal in a 2012-2016 Dodge flatbed utility truck. The driver failed to stop at the traffic signal and proceeded through the intersection, striking the police vehicle. Both the deputy and a passenger inside the vehicle were taken to Indian River Medical Center for treatment. No information was disclosed on the nature of the injuries. Officers are still actively looking for the suspect at this time.
There is no further information available.
Hit-and-run crashes are an epidemic in Florida. Every year, approximately 100,000 hit-and-runs are reported across our state. The damage from a hit-and-run can range from minor to extremely catastrophic. Hit-and-run crashes take both a financial and emotional toll on their victims, as many hit-and-run drivers do not have automobile insurance to cover the damages sustained.
At Rubenstein Law, we understand how difficult the aftermath of a hit-and-run crash can be. As you struggle to obtain treatment and recover from your injuries, you may find yourself feeling frustrated with your situation. Fortunately, there is legal help available. Our Florida car accident attorneys will bring decades of skill and experience to your case and we will help you obtain compensation even when the situation seems bleak.
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