Marion County, FL (August 23, 2019) - A 3-year-old child was critically hurt in a hit-and-run crash that took place in Marion County on Friday, August 23rd. The incident happened around 1:45 a.m. on NE Jacksonville Road near NE 77th Street.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jase Nichols wandered from his home in the early morning hours on Friday. He was later discovered by a witness lying in the roadway with leg injuries. The witness, identified as Cornelius Thomas, called 911. As Thomas was on the phone with a dispatcher, another vehicle drove by and struck the boy. The driver of the vehicle briefly stopped before leaving the scene. Police are now looking for a Chevy Malibu in connection with the hit-and-run.
The boy was taken to a local hospital, where he is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call the Florida Highway Patrol at 800-387-1290.
Our thoughts go out to the family of the boy who was injured in this hit-and-run crash in Marion County. Hit-and-run accidents make up approximately 25% of all traffic crashes in Florida. There are around 100,000 hit-and-run collisions reported each year, many causing death or serious injury for victims.
When a hit-and-run occurs, it is important to seek legal advice to assist you in dealing with your case. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida car accident attorneys will fight for you when you have been injured at the hands of a negligent driver. We will help ensure that you receive compensation, even if the driver who caused your crash is never located.
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