Monroe County, FL (September 23, 2020) - The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a hit-and-run accident in Monroe County on Wednesday, September 23rd. The crash was reported just after 8:00 p.m. in the northbound lanes of U.S. 1 near mile marker 99.
According to troopers, at least one person suffered injuries in the crash. The driver who caused the accident fled the scene before authorities could arrive. There is no information on the identity of the suspect at this time or the condition of the injured victim. Police have not released any details on the events leading up to the accident.
An investigation is ongoing and there are no further details available at this time.
Each year there are about 400,000 Florida car accidents reported throughout our state. Of this number, approximately 250,000 injury crashes occur. Hit-and-run accidents represent a large portion of all reportable crashes. A hit-and-run crash can result in serious injuries and can even be fatal in the worst case.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim in this Monroe County car accident.
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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