Sanford, FL (March 29, 2021) - Two people were killed in a hit-and-run accident that took place on Monday, March 29th in Sanford. The accident happened around 1:00 p.m. on State Road 46.
According to officers, a car and a motorcycle were involved in an accident. The vehicle left the scene following the crash. A Good Samaritan who noticed the accident stopped to help the motorcyclist. As the Good Samaritan and the motorcyclist were near the roadway, they were both struck by a second car. Both the motorcyclist and the Good Samaritan died as a result of the accidents. Their names have not been released at this time. The driver fled the scene but was later apprehended following a police chase.
The Sanford Police Department is investigating the crash. There is no additional information available.
Hit-and-run crashes in Florida account for about 25% of all reported crashes in our state. This number may seem high but it reflects the reality of Florida's roadways. Each year, about 400,000 car accidents are reported and more than 100,000 of those crashes are due to hit and run drivers.
Our condolences are with the families of the victims following this tragic hit-and-run crash in Sanford.
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