Orlando, FL (July 3, 2019) - An Orlando woman and four children suffered injuries following a hit-and-run that took place in the city on Monday, July 1st. The crash took place around 9:15 p.m.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Francharia Williams, 27, was walking with her four children on Silver Star Road when the crash occurred. The children, all younger than four years of age, were walking with Williams in a crosswalk when they were struck by a silver passenger vehicle. The silver vehicle sped off following the crash and before officers could arrive. All five individuals were hospitalized following the crash. Williams and two of the children have since been released, but two other children remain in the hospital. There is no further update on their conditions at this time.
Police are still looking for the responsible driver and an investigation is ongoing.
Hit-and-run crashes can change a victim's life in a matter of seconds. In Florida, there are about 100,000 hit-and-run accidents reported annually. These crashes account for about 25% of all reported motor vehicle accidents in our state. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents often leave victims with serious and catastrophic injuries that can years to heal. In the worst cases, a fatality is involved.
At Rubenstein Law, we have served injured victims and their families since 1988. We understand the special factors that make hit-and-run accidents complicated and we can help you navigate your way to the compensation you deserve. For your free consultation, please call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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