Miramar Beach, FL (October 15, 2020) - The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a hit-and-run accident in Miramar Beach on Thursday, October 15th. The crash happened on Scenic Gulf Drive around 7:00 p.m.
Troopers were at the scene about five minutes after the crash occurred. According to witnesses, the crash involved injuries to at least one person. The driver fled the crash before officers could arrive, leaving the injured victim at the scene. There is no update on the condition of the person who was hit. There are few details surrounding the accident at this time. The roadway was clear for passing motorists as the collision did not cause a roadblock.
An investigation is ongoing. There is no further information available.
A car accident in Florida can cause major injuries and can turn your life upside down in a matter of moments. Hit-and-run accidents in our state are more common than many people think. In 2019, there were about 105,000 hit-and-run crashes in Florida, accounting for more than 25% of all total reported accidents. Although it is illegal to leave the scene of a crash, many drivers do so to avoid responsibility for their actions.
Our thoughts go out to the victim who was affected by this accident in Miramar Beach. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
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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