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Pedestrian Hospitalized After Hit and Run Accident

Chris Russo Oct 5, 2010

A pedestrian in Treasure Island was injured by a car accident.  The man who was struck had not yet been identified, but he was hit near the 11700 block of Gulf Boulevard in Treasure Island, Florida.  He is reported to be in stable condition at Bayfront Medical Center.  Police received a call about the accident at approximately 11:49 p.m.  Police are looking for a red Nissan hatchback with tinted windows.  The vehicle is expected have some front-end damage.  None of the witnesses who heard the accident saw the license plate number.

Hit and run accidents unfortunately occur on a regular basis.  It is believed that some drivers who strike others are afraid to stop after the accident because they do not have a license, insurance, or they have a warrant for their arrest.  The victims are often left without the ability to call for help.  In situations such as these, it is up to witnesses to call police or an ambulance as appears to be the case here.  Notwithstanding that the hit and run driver is responsible for the crash, you should not rely on other people to have insurance to cover your losses even in an accident of this nature.  If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM), then your UM coverage will pay for your damages in a case where there is no insurance or the hit and run driver cannot be identified or found.  While this may seem unfair, you must protect yourself with insurance in today's society.  If you or a loved one has been injured by a hit and run accident in the greater Central Florida area, please contact a car accident or personal injury attorney with Moody Law to discuss the facts and circumstances of your case, including navigating your own insurance policies. These situations are the reason that you purchased insurance.  A consultation with a Central Florida car accident or personal injury attorney with Moody Law is free.

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