Before dawn today, a hit-and-run driver struck and killed a Flagler County school bus driver on Interstate 95. The bus driver, Raymond Almodovar died when he veered off the highway and his car struck a guardrail. It spun back into traffic, which was where he was t-boned by someone in a tan Jeep Wrangler. The driver of the Wrangler apparently got out of his vehicle to look at the damage and then got back inside to flee the crash.
It was confirmed right after the accident that Almodovar died from his injuries at the scene.
Almodovar was a well-known bus driver who worked for that particular district since 2013. He was 68 years old at the time of his death. The crash was so severe that it closed northbound lanes on the interstate as far as northern Volusia County for quite a few hours.
The driver of the Jeep was apparently uninjured, as he was able to get out of his vehicle and look at the crash scene before he took off. His vehicle was described as a tan Rubicon-styled 4x4 Wrangler model between the years of 2007-2017. Witnesses at the scene said that he received extensive front-end damage, with a front fender probably missing.
If you have information relating to the accident, you should contact *FHP or Crimestoppers at 888-277-TIPS (8477).
Hit-and-run drivers put other drivers in a very serious position. If you have been involved in a hit-and-run accident, you may wonder where you can turn, as these cases involve liability that can be hard to prove and many concepts you might not be familiar with. Contact us as soon as possible at Rubenstein Law so we can assist you with your claim. We are waiting to hear from you at 1-800-FL-LEGAL.
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