Pinellas County, FL (October 8, 2019) - Police were on the scene of a hit-and-run crash in Pinellas County on Tuesday, October 8th. The crash was reported on 62nd Avenue North around 5:16 p.m.
The Florida Highway Patrol was called to respond to reports of the crash. When troopers arrived, they discovered one person that was involved in a collision. The crash was reported as a hit-and-run and the victim suffered injuries in the accident. There is no information on the extent of the injuries at this time. Authorities set up a roadblock while they worked at the crash scene. An investigation is ongoing at this time.
There are no further details available.
Hit-and-run crashes are very common in Florida, with about 100,000 of these accidents reported annually. Hit-and-runs account for 25% of all reported accidents and can cause a great deal of frustration for their victims. While a hit-and-run driver will face legal issues if they are apprehended, in many cases the driver cannot be located despite a thorough investigation.
If you have been hurt in a hit-and-run crash, you have the right to receive compensation for your injuries. Our Florida car accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law have handled numerous hit-and-run accident cases and we know what steps need to be taken in order to protect your legal rights. These cases can be complicated and require the skills of an experienced lawyer to assist you in locating all available insurance policies and other avenues of compensation.
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