Pedestrian Killed in Pasco County Hit & Run Crash

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash at an intersection in Holiday Tuesday evening.

According to the agency, the crash involved a pedestrian walking into the path of a vehicle at the intersection of Flora Avenue and Brightwell Drive around 6:15 p.m.

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

The vehicle involved in the crash fled the scene after impact.

Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at (813) 558-1800 or by texting *FHP. Anonymous tips can also be reported to Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS.

Auto accidents happen every day across the state of Florida, but there is nothing worse than a hit-and-run accident. Florida law requires all drivers to stop when they are involved in an accident that results in damage to a vehicle, personal injury, or death. The law also requires that the drivers exchange information such as name, address, phone number, driver’s license number, license plate number, and insurance information. If a motorist chooses to flee the scene, this is considered a misdemeanor, but if the collision resulted in serious injury or death, then it is enhanced to a felony carrying a five year prison term.

Leaving the scene of an accident before producing the necessary driver documentation is considered a hit-and-run, and may carry criminal charges in addition to liability for monetary damages. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed  in a hit-and-run collision in Pasco County, you have rights. Even if you are unable to locate the person responsible, this does not mean that you are without options. At Whittel & Melton, our Pasco County Auto Accident Attorneys take car accidents very seriously. We represent clients across Pasco County and will fight aggressively to achieve justice on your behalf. Contact us online or call us directly at 727-847-2299 for a free initial consultation.

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