A 54-year-old woman was killed last week in a hit-and-run collision in Homosassa.
Citrus County deputies discovered the woman’s body on the side of West Rosedale Drive.
The Florida Highway Patrol claims that the driver fled the scene of the accident without stopping to render aid or report the crash. The vehicle and the driver are unknown.
The FHP urges anyone who may have information on the accident to contact FHP Cpl. Parnell at 352-796-6767.
Car accidents can be extremely serious, often resulting in severe injuries and even death. When a driver causes a collision with another vehicle or pedestrian, that person is required to stop and check on the condition of anyone involved so that appropriate action can be taken. When a motorist hits someone and fails to stop, this is considered a hit-and-run. Fleeing the scene of an accident is a crime and can be charged as a felony.
Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents are quite common. In fact, an alarming 700,000 hit-and-run collisions are reported every year in the U.S. Most people that leave the scene of the accident do so because they have something to hide. Drivers may hit-and-run for various reasons, including:
• Alcohol – Drunk driving is one of the top reasons motorists flee the scene of an
• Lack of Car Insurance or a Valid Driver’s License – Uninsured or underinsured motorists may be inclined to leave the scene of an accident because they are afraid of potential legal ramifications.
• Fault – When drivers know that their reckless actions, such as speeding, tailgating or distracted driving caused a traffic crash, they are more likely to drive away from the scene.
Whatever the reason, fleeing the scene of an accident is illegal. If you have suffered a serious personal injury or lost someone close to you because of a hit-and-run driver, a Homosassa Auto Accident Attorney can help. We can investigate the cause of the accident and work with medical experts to help establish damages in your case. Our team of professional investigators can begin exploring the details of your accident immediately in order to determine the type of vehicle involved and the identity of the driver.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a hit-and-run collision anywhere in Homosassa, contact a Citrus County Injury Attorney at Whittel & Melton online or call 352-726-0078.