Jacksonville, FL (December 31, 2018) - A hit-and-run took place in Jacksonville on Sunday, December 30th and police are now searching for a suspect.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Brian Hodges, Jr. was traveling westbound on J. Turner Butler Boulevard when his vehicle collided with a brown Ford F-150. The F-150 merged into Hodges' lane and caused the crash. Hodges then lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a concrete barrier, causing the car to overturn. Hodges sustained injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.
The F-150 driver fled the scene after the crash before police could arrive. The truck was seen traveling westbound towards Gate Parkway. Officers are looking for the hit-and-run vehicle as this crash is under investigation.
According to statistics, there were about 98,000 hit-and-run crashes reported in Florida in 2017. That number accounts for about 25% of all traffic crashes reported in our state. While this number may seem alarming, it is, unfortunately, a fairly common occurrence for drivers to leave the scene of a crash that they have caused.
In the case of a hit-and-run injury accident, an experienced Florida car accident attorney can make all the difference. Our attorneys at Rubenstein Law have handled thousands of hit-and-run cases and we know the steps that must be taken to secure compensation when you have been injured by a negligent hit-and-run suspect. We will conduct our own investigation of the crash in an effort to identify the driver and will look for all available insurance policies to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run in Jacksonville or elsewhere across Florida, please contact us for your free consultation at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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