Reasons Why Drivers Leave the Scene After Hitting a Pedestrian

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Hit and run pedestrian accidents are some of the worst accidents that occur and often times result in very serious injuries. In many cases the few minutes after the accident is when it's most critical for the life and recovery of someone who was injured after being hit by a car. When the driver responsible leaves the scene and doesn't notify the authorities they simply take away any chance the victim may have had.

So what's causing all the hit and run pedestrian accidents we are having in Florida? Many times it has something to do with the driver wanting to hide something. For instance, maybe they had a suspended license or they don't have insurance. Some drivers simply panic and leave the scene and others could be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Or there could be other factors in the driver's life that they are trying to hide.

Jim Dodson
A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.