The Florida Highway Patrol disclosed key details of a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 4 that seriously injured a construction worker. The accident occurred on Tuesday, March 3 near Longwood in Seminole County, according to wftv news.
Details of the Incident
The 23-year-old male construction worker was part of a crew responsible for repainting the white lines on the freeway. He was working in the eastbound lanes during the overnight hours when the accident occurred. The preliminary investigation yielded a belief that the worker was specifically hit by a truck's side mirror. However, no vehicle stopped after the incident.
Serious Injuries Reported
The seriously injured worker required transport to Orlando Regional Medical Center. His mother told a reporter that it will take some time for him to recover. She stated that her son was facing the other way at impact, so he had no way of anticipating it.
Pickup Truck Impounded
In the aftermath of the hit-and-run, FSP troopers identified a pickup truck possibly involved in the accident. As a result, they impounded a 2014 red Chevrolet Silverado with damage consistent with the nature of the accident. Although troopers spoke to the truck's owner, they were still in the process of making a positive identification of the truck.
Although the investigation into this accident is ongoing, a number of Florida state statutes may come into play in various types of hit-and-run accidents. In some cases, injured parties may seek compensation for varying losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering and costs associated with rehabilitation.
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