Titusville, FL (September 14, 2018) - Police in Titusville are looking for the driver accused of hitting a bicyclist and leaving the scene of the crash. The collision occurred on Wednesday, September 12th around 3:45 am. At that time, police say that a bicyclist traveling south on Hopkins Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle that was turning into a nearby gas station.
According to witnesses, the driver briefly stopped, exited his vehicle and approached the bicyclist before getting back into his vehicle and driving away. The suspect is described as a white male, thin build, with a goatee, and possibly in his mid 20s. He was driving a blue vehicle with a beige top.
The bicyclist sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment.
We certainly hope that the bicyclist hurt in this crash has a quick and complete recovery. Hit-and-run crashes account for about 25% of all accident reported in Florida. There are many reasons why drivers ultimately choose to leave the scene of a crash. They may be impaired, not have liability insurance or they may be wanted by police for other legal issues. Whatever the reason, it is against the law to leave the scene of a reportable accident and could actually be a felony when the accident involves injury to another person.
Hit-and-run accidents can prove difficult for victims to obtain recovery. Consulting with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney is the first step to protecting your legal rights and receiving compensation for your injuries. To speak with an attorney for free, call us at Rubenstein Law. 1-800 FL-Legal.
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