A wrecking truck driver was severely injured after being hit by a driver who fled the scene Friday, July 9.
Based on Florida Freeway Patrol, a 40-year-old girl with a 32-year-old feminine passenger was driving a sedan west on Ross Highway east of Crawfordville Highway the place each lanes have been blocked at 11:40 p.m. as FHP was investigating a crash that had already occurred.
The 28-year-old male wrecker operator, working for Parkway Wrecking Providers “was standing subsequent to a completely marked Florida Freeway Patrol automobile with emergency lights activated” when the 40-year-old driver “didn’t yield to the emergency lights and drove by the crash scene.”
An FHP press launch mentioned the operator was struck and severely injured.
The sedan got here to a cease within the westbound lane of Ross Highway earlier than the motive force fled the scene within the car.
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The driving force “continued west on Ross Highway and didn’t cease to and render assist or present the required data after a crash,” FHP mentioned. “The car fled on SR-61 and a pursuit was initiated.”
A “Precision Immobilization Method (PIT)” was used on Balkin Court docket to cease the motive force who was then arrested and charged: DUI with critical bodily harm, leaving the scene of a site visitors crash with accidents, fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, resisting arrest with out violence and driving with license suspended.
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