Lee County, FL (September 9, 2020) - The Florida Highway Patrol arrived on the scene of a hit-and-run crash in Lee County on Wednesday evening, September 9th. The incident was reported to troopers around 7:00 p.m.
Officers responded to the scene along Pondella Road near the intersection with N. Cleveland area shortly after the collision occurred. When troopers arrived, they discovered one person that had been the victim of a hit-and-run crash. The victim suffered injuries and was treated by medical personnel at the scene. There is no word on the extent of the injuries sustained. The other driver fled the crash scene following the incident. The crash caused a roadblock as nearby motorists were advised to use caution when traveling in the area.
No additional details have been released at this time.
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 injured victim after this accident in Lee County.
Hit-and-run accidents have become an epidemic in Florida, with more than 100,000 of these crashes reported annually. Current statistics indicate that about 25% of all reported car accidents are hit-and-run collisions. Drivers will flee the scene of a crash for a variety of reasons but generally will do so in an effort to avoid taking responsibility for causing a serious crash with catastrophic consequences. Fortunately, there are strong laws in place which seek to punish these drivers when they are caught.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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