St. Petersburg, FL (March 17, 2019) - A hit-and-run in St. Petersburg left a man with life-threatening injuries. The incident happened on Saturday, March 16th, at the intersection of Central Avenue and 28th Street North.
According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, 48-year-old Dwight Horne was driving a Ford F-150 near the intersection when he struck a 74-year-old man who was attempting to cross 28th Street. Police say that Horne left the scene of the crash but was located a short time later. The pedestrian was rushed to Bayfront Health with life-threatening injuries and is listed in critical condition.
Charges are pending and an investigation into the crash remains ongoing. No additional details are available.
We want to extend our thoughts to the man who suffered critical injuries in this St. Petersburg hit-and-run crash. Hit-and-run crashes account for about 100,000 accidents in Florida every year. This number represents approximately one-quarter of all reportable accidents. A person who leaves the scene of an injury crash faces serious legal trouble, including criminal prosecution and possible jail time.
In addition to criminal implications, hit-and-run drivers are also looking at the possibility of a civil lawsuit for the damages that they cause. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida personal injury attorneys routinely handle this type of matter and we will fight hard to protect your rights when another driver has fled the scene after your accident.
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