Venice, FL (November 17, 2020) - A man was hurt in a hit-and-run crash in Venice on Monday, November 16th. The collision happened around 5:00 p.m. on U.S. Highway 41 near the intersection with Dalgren Avenue.
According to police, a sedan was traveling southbound in the inside lane of US 41. At the same time, a 33-year-old motorcyclist was traveling northbound on U.S. 41 approaching the sedan. The sedan driver lost control of his vehicle and crossed over the median. The sedan entered the northbound lanes and collided with the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was ejected from his bike and transported to a nearby hospital in serious condition.
The sedan fled the scene following the crash. Police are looking for the driver at this time. The car is described as a white vehicle, possibly a Honda. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol or Crimestoppers.
No further details are available at this time.
A hit-and-run crash often causes serious and deadly injuries for victims. According to current statistics, more than 400,000 car accidents are reported every year in Florida. Of this number, about 105,000 hit-and-run collisions were reported in 2019. This accounts for about 25% of all total Florida traffic accidents. The number of hit-and-runs continues to be a problem for our state as drivers attempt to avoid responsibility for their actions.
Our thoughts are with the victim in this hit-and-run accident in Venice. We hope for a complete recovery.
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