Pasco County, FL (October 28, 2019) - A Tampa man died in a hit-and-run crash on U.S. 19 according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash was reported on Sunday, October 27th around 1:10 a.m.
Troopers responded to the scene near Sea Ranch Drive. Upon their arrival, they found Alonzo Maurice Milton, 40, suffering from critical injuries. Milton was attempting to cross US 19 when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle. Milton was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle fled following the crash. After examining pieces that were left behind at the scene, Troopers concluded that the vehicle was likely a full-size Dodge or Chevy pickup. A towel and a bleach bucket were also recovered by officers.
Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call FHP at (813) 558-1800 or call Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS (8477).
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of Alonzo Maurice Milton.
Hit-and-run crashes are very prevalent in Florida, accounting for about 100,000 crashes per year. This number represents approximately 25% of all reported accidents in our state. Hit-and-run collisions are often deadly and take place at high speeds. The common causes of a hit-and-run are distracted or impaired drivers who fail to see pedestrians standing or walking along the roadway. In many cases, the driver is at fault for the crash and chooses to leave the scene rather than stay behind and speak with authorities.
At Rubenstein Law, we have decades of experience assisting the victims of these crashes and their families. We know that devastation that can be left behind following a serious Florida car accident. We are here to help ease the burdens you are facing during this difficult time. For your free consultation, please give us a call at any time, at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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