Seeking Justice For The Injured

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2 injured in Florida hit-and-run crash

On Behalf of | Nov 28, 2023 | Hit-and-Run Accidents |

Two people suffered injuries in a motor vehicle wreck in Collier County after the vehicle in which they were riding crashed into another one. The driver of the other vehicle reportedly fled the scene of the Florida accident, which reportedly occurred due to driving under the influence. The crash took place on a recent Friday night.

Events leading up to the crash

The alleged DUI accident occurred near a carnival being held at a church. According to police, an individual was driving a car and struck a woman, 40, and a child, 4. Both individuals suffered serious injuries and were transported to a medical center.

The car driver fled the crash scene. Police said they later located the driver and placed the driver under arrest. The driver faces charges of leaving an accident scene where serious injuries occurred, driving under the influence and cocaine possession.

Legal recourse available following the accident

Two personal injury claims may be filed against the car driver on behalf of the adult and child injured in the Florida hit-and-run accident. If the arrested car driver is convicted on his or her charges, proof of the conviction may be presented in civil court to establish liability in the crash. Successfully fought claims might lead to monetary damage awards to cover the two injured parties’ hospital bills and ongoing medical expenses stemming from the accident. Financial damages may also help cover the injured woman’s loss of wages if her injuries prevent her from being able to return to work for an extended period.