FHP Says Man Dies After Fleeing Hit And Run Crash At Gas Station

FHP Says Man Dies After Fleeing Hit and Run Crash at Gas Station

A spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol says a 51-year-old Ocala man believed to be involved in a minor hit-and-run traffic incident at a gas station, died when the vehicle he was driving ran off the roadway and collided with a wooden fence on Thursday September 10, 2020. FHP officers believe the man, who was behind the wheel of a sport utility vehicle, drove away from the scene of a hit-and-run accident at the BP gas station located at the intersection of West State Road and Southwest 140th Avenue. Officers say a man who witnessed the crash pursued the SUV as it traveled north on Southwest 140th Avenue but couldn’t keep up. It appears that the man lost control of his vehicle and veered off a two-lane roadway into a ditch. The SUV hit a tree stump and portions of a wooden fence. Officials said it appears a piece of board struck the driver in the upper body. He was found deceased in the back seat. No further details were released.

Hit and Run Car Accidents in Florida

Although leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident is against the law, it happens every day. In Florida, the law is very clear on that no driver involved in an accident should ever leave when an injury has occurred. Pedestrians and bicyclists are particularly vulnerable in hit-and-run traffic  accidents. Even so, when a hit and driver is not able to be found, pedestrians and bicyclists can still seek to obtain compensation through their own motor vehicle insurance company if they purchased uninsured motorist coverage at the time, they purchased their policy. This is also the case if the driver is eventually found and happens to be underinsured. The injured victim can simply file a claim against their own auto insurance company in the form of an underinsured motorist claim. If the police are not able to find the hit and run driver, there is still some hope for injury victims. Injury victims can still file a claim against their own insurance provider as an uninsured motorist claim and obtain necessary benefits to pay for medical bills, lost wages, physical therapy, property damage and any other damages sustained. Victims of hit and run accidents need the help of an experienced hit and run accident attorney lawyer that can help them get them the best settlement from their insurance company. As in most cases of insurance claims, the insurance company will only pay the bare minimum and will often offer a quick settlement to resolve a claim. When you have a skilled attorney on your side, it can make a substantial difference in the amount of financial compensation you receive.

Speak with a Car Accident Attorney Today!

At Suarez & Montero, our team of attorneys can work with you every step of the way, offering the expert legal guidance you need to win your case. We will take care of all legal matters that relate to your claim or lawsuit and develop the best legal strategy for your individual case to ensure the successful recovery. We will not rest until we have developed and presented the most persuasive argument possible, and ensure you receive fair and just compensation for your damages. After losing a loved one, the last thing you want to think about is filing a lawsuit. However, you deserve compensation for your loss and justice for what happened to your loved one. If you are thinking about filing a lawsuit, the lawyers at Suarez & Montero can help. Let us review your case and discuss your legal options. Only by speaking with an experienced car accident attorney will you be able to tell if the injuries you’ve suffered and the accident you were involved in is compensable. A consultation appointment takes less than an hour in most cases, and if you have unrecovered losses, it could wind up being one of the best investments of your time that you’ll ever make. Our attorneys are ready to provide proven legal representation and stand ready to protect your rights. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation!

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