A Homosassa man was killed early Sunday when he was hit by a car while walking along U.S.19.
The Florida Highway Patrol believes the 22-year-old was walking along the edge of the southbound lanes of U.S.19 at 2:15 a.m. when he was hit by a 1999 Ford Explorer.
According to troopers, the driver of the Explorer failed to stop at the scene of the crash. The owner of the Explorer surrendered the vehicle to the FHP on Sunday afternoon but no arrest has been made yet.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call FHP at 813-631-4020.
Car accidents can be absolutely devastating. Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when it is unexpected and unnecessary. After such a tragedy, it can help to know that someone is being held accountable, which is why hit-and-run accidents can be especially hard to deal with.
Our Citrus County Wrongful Death Lawyers at Whittel & Melton will fight to get you the financial compensation you deserve. In cases where a driver has fled the scene of an accident, we will exercise every effort to identify the at-fault party. What happens most often with these types of accidents is that a driver flees the scene if they were driving a stolen car, were drunk, had outstanding arrest warrants, lacked a valid driver’s license or legal status, or does not have insurance. Regardless, there is never a valid excuse to leave the scene after an accident has occurred.
For a free consultation, please call us today at 352-726-0078 or contact us online. We can begin helping you right away and make sure we answer all of your questions. We will protect your rights and stay on top of all legal matters relevant to your case so that you can focus on what is important, grieving the loss of your loved one and taking care of your family.