Wesley Chapel, FL (August 3, 2019) - A motorcyclist is dead after a hit-and-run crash in Wesley Chapel on Saturday, August 3rd. The crash happened at the intersection of State Road 54 and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard around 7:30 a.m.
Deputies with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Highway Patrol were called to the crash scene. According to reports, a male suspect driving a Dodge Dakota eastbound on State Road 54 when he ran a red light at the intersection with Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. As he proceeded through the intersection, he collided with a motorcycle. The motorcyclist, identified as 26-year-old Angel Rodriguez Fiallos, was seriously hurt and taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police have identified the suspect in the hit-and-run as Cody Starling Bearry, who is currently being sought out.
We are saddened to hear of this tragic hit-and-run crash in Wesley Chapel. Any type of car accident can cause serious and catastrophic injuries and even death. Hit-and-run crashes account for about 25% of all reported collisions in Florida and there are approximately 100,000 of these accidents reported each year. Many hit-and-run accidents involve death or serious injury to those involved, and the process can be very frustrating for those left behind to deal with the consequences.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida personal injury attorneys are here to help when you have been affected by a hit-and-run driver in our state. With decades of experience and a successful track record of helping thousands of injured victims, we can help you in your time of greatest need. For a free consultation, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal. We are standing by 24/7, waiting to hear from you.
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