West Palm Beach, FL (October 7, 2018) - A hit-and-run crash in West Palm Beach on Friday, October 5th left one person in the hospital and police searching for the suspect.
Just before 8:00 pm, an unidentified adult male was walking in the 1000 block of 25th Street when he was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene shortly after the impact. When police arrived, they found the man lying in the roadway. He was transported to a local hospital by EMS. The extent of his injuries and his current condition are unknown.
Traffic officers with the West Palm Beach police investigated the crash scene and classified the incident as a hit-and-run. The roadway remained closed while police were on scene. There is no additional information available at this time.
We certainly hope that the person 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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