Orlando, FL (February 12, 2019) - A man is dead following a hit-and-run on John Young Parkway in Orlando. The accident happened around 2:30 am on Tuesday, February 12th.
The Orlando Police Department responded to a call in reference to the crash. When they arrived on the scene, officers discovered the victim lying in the roadway, suffering from critical injuries. He was later pronounced dead at the accident scene. Police have not released his name at this time, pending family notification.
Officers are still investigating the incident and have not released any additional details at this time, including the type of vehicle that is suspected in the crash. Anyone with any information on this accident is asked to call the Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.
This is a truly tragic hit-and-run crash in Orlando. Hit-and-run accidents are a major problem in Florida, accounting for about 25% of all reported vehicle collisions in our state. Annually, this adds up to over 100,000 accidents where a driver causes a crash and leaves the scene.
Hit-and-run accidents can take a major personal and financial toll on their victims. As we see in this crash, the worst of these accidents can take innocent lives. In other accidents, the driver may never be located forcing the victim to look at another avenue for compensation of their injuries.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a hit-and-run crash, a skilled and experienced Florida personal injury attorney can assist you in obtaining compensation. At Rubenstein Law, we have served injured Floridians since 1988 and have handled hundreds of hit-and-run accident cases. We know where to turn to help you stand up for your legal rights when another driver has failed to take responsibility for their actions.
To speak with us, please call 1-800 FL-Legal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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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