Hernando Today reports that a Hernando County man died early Saturday in a head-on collision on U.S. 19 at Grizzly Bear Lane.
Florida Highway Patrol spokesman said that two cars where were traveling in opposite directions along U.S. 19 where there is a 30-foot grass median separating the north and southbound lanes. FHP said that as the vehicles approached the median at the intersection of Grizzly Bear Lane, one of the vehicles crossed over and traveled into the path of the other vehicle, causing a head-on collision. The crash left both vehicles obstructing the southbound lands of U.S. 19 for four hours.
Unfortunately, one of the drivers died at the scene while the other driver fled the accident site on foot despite receiving serious injuries- but was eventually found and transferred to Oak Hill Regional Hospital for medical treatment.
Depending on the facts, Leaving the Scene of an Accident can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. For example, if a driver flees the scene of a car crash and it is clear that there are injuries, The State Attorney's Office could charge the person who left with a felony, subjecting the defendant to prison time.
These can be very serious cases. If you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident (LSA), you need an attorney who has experience handling LSAs. The Hernando County criminal defense attorneys at the Whittel & Melton, LLC can help. Please contact us at 352-666-2121.