Hit-and-run takes place at scene of another accident

Florida Highway Patrol troopers are looking for a car involved in a hit-and-run accident last weekend in Lee County. The car that was hit was stopped for emergency vehicles responding to another crash.

Hit-and-run Lee CountyThe crash happened about 11 p.m. Saturday on Lee Boulevard near Joan Avenue in Lehigh Acres. A silver Infiniti hit the back of a car stopped in the eastbound lane of Lee Boulevard for emergency vehicles. The Infiniti then drove off. Read more.

Southwest Florida has seen an increase in the number of hit-and-run crashes. We’ve told you about many of them in this blog. In 2014, there were 5,674 hit-and-run crashes in Southwest Florida. That’s about 1,600 more than just two years earlier, according to FOX4 Now.

Law enforcement agencies and family members of victims gathered last week to help bring awareness to the problem.  Watch the video.

If you find yourself involved in a crash, even a minor accident, it’s important you don’t leave the scene. You will face much more serious charges.

If you are a victim of a hit-and-run, try to get as much information as you can about the car and notify police immediately. You can dial *FHP. Read more tips.

At Bernardo Injury Law, we understand the frustration of hit-and-run crashes. If we can help you, contact us at (239) 332-3000 or toll free at 888-428-8943, email us at gethelp@injuryinfo.org. You can learn more on our website at injuryinfo.org.

 

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