Marion County, FL (September 3, 2021) - Police in Marion County responded to the scene of a deadly hit-and-run accident in Marion County on Friday. The accident happened around 12:45 a.m. on U.S. Highway 301.
According to police, a bicyclist was riding southbound on U.S. 301 on the right shoulder when he was struck from behind by a vehicle that was traveling southbound. The driver failed to stop at the scene and was not present when police arrived. The bicyclist, who was not identified, was thrown from his bike and died at the scene. Officials are in search of the driver at this time. No additional injuries were reported.
A crash investigation is ongoing. There is no further information available.
Hit-and-run crashes in Florida continue to be a major problem. In 2019, more than 20% of all reported Florida traffic accidents were classified as hit-and-run collisions. These types of accidents often end up resulting in serious injuries and life-changing consequences for victims and their families. In most cases, the driver who flees the scene is responsible for the accident and can be held legally liable for their actions.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim's family following this fatal hit-and-run accident in Marion County.
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