Plant City, FL (August 11, 2019) - A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run that took place in Plant City on Friday, August 9th. The crash happened around 11:00 p.m. on North Forbes Road, near US-92.
According to witnesses, a dark-colored pickup truck or SUV was traveling on North Forbes when it struck the pedestrian and left him lying in the roadway. The vehicle immediately fled the scene following impact. The pedestrian, a 63-year-old man, later succumbed to his injuries. Police have not released his identity at this time.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 813-247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS.
We are saddened to hear of this hit-and-run crash in Plant City and our thoughts are with the family of the victim. Hit-and-run crashes make up about 25% of all accidents reported in Florida each year. Every driver involved in a reportable crash has a legal duty to remain on the scene and render aid and assistance to any injured victims.
At Rubenstein Law, we know the frustrations that you are experiencing in the aftermath of a hit-and-run crash. We will stand in your corner every step of the way as you seek rightful legal compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering. For a free consultation with a Florida car accident attorney, please give us a call at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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