St. Johns County, FL (April 1, 2019) - Police are investigating a serious hit-and-run crash that took place on Saturday, March 30th.
The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene at Lewis Speedway around 9:30 p.m., near the intersection with Woodlawn Road. Investigators say that a bicyclist was lying in the roadway after falling off his bike. He was then struck by a dark-colored pickup truck, causing him to sustain serious injuries. The bicyclist was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The truck fled the scene immediately after the crash.
Officers are still searching for the responsible vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cpl. Mark Wilson at 904-824-8304.
Hit-and-run crashes account for about 25% of all accidents reported across our state, with nearly 100,000 hit-and-runs reported annually. In Florida, it is illegal to leave the scene of a crash and it is a felony to leave the scene of a crash where an injury is involved. When the suspect in a hit-and-run crash is apprehended they will face serious penalties, including potential jail time and a permanent criminal record.
When you have been involved in a hit-and-run crash, you are likely experiencing a sense of anger and frustration surrounding the collision. It is normal to feel this way as you recover from painful injuries which were not your fault. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida car accident attorneys can help if you have been the victim of negligence in a hit-and-run or any other traffic incident. We have decades of experience finding and obtaining compensation for our clients who are the innocent victims of another's negligence.
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