Pinellas County, FL (July 7, 2020) - The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a hit-and-run accident that caused injuries on Tuesday, July 7th. The incident took place at about 7:30 p.m on Ulmerton Road.
Officers responded to the scene around 7:45 p.m. According to reports, at least one person was hurt due to the crash. The other driver fled the scene before police could arrive. There is no update on the victims' condition at this time and police have not released any additional information.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victim following this crash on Ulmerton Road in Pinellas County.
Florida car accidents take place about every 92 seconds and there are more than 105,000 hit-and-crashes each year. Drivers who fail to yield right of way, stop at a stop sign, or engage in some other kind of negligent behavior are far more likely to cause a destructive accident. About 25% of all reported Florid accidents are hit-and-run crashes. These crashes are often very devastating both for the victims as well as their family members.
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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