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MARION COUNTY, FL – A moped rider was injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Marion County early Wednesday morning, state troopers said.

A report by WGFL stated that the incident took place on U.S. 441 near Southeast 73rd Street at about midnight.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a person riding an orange moped was struck at that location by a black Cadillac sedan.  The moped rider was seriously injured and taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center.

The FHP said the driver of the Cadillac left the scene of the crash and is now being sought.  Anyone with further information on the incident or the driver’s whereabouts was asked to contact the FHP.

BROOKSVILLE, FL – A woman died after being struck in Brooksville by a driver who left the scene, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

According to a report by WTSP, the 47-year-old victim was hit by a vehicle in the area of Citrus Way and Glory Lane on Monday, and suffered fatal injuries.

Investigators said debris from the crash scene helped them identify the vehicle involved as a 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck.

GAINESVILLE, FL – Police in Gainesville have announced an arrest in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash.

According to a report by WGFL, 29-year-old Margaret Walker turned herself in in connection with the incident that happened on South Main Street on November 27, 2022.

Police said Walker was driving a Volvo XC-90 when she struck a bicycle rider and then left the scene.  The victim’s body was discovered the following morning.

MIAMI, FL – Police are searching for the driver who fled the scene after crashing their vehicle into a home in Miami’s West Park neighborhood early this morning.

According to CBS Miami, residents of the home were awoken by a loud noise at about 3 a.m. When they went to investigate, the discovered a vehicle crashed through the front of their home.

Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of the crash.

SUMMERFIELD, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said it is searching for the driver who left the scene of an accident in Marion County last week.

The Villages-News reports the incident took place Thursday on U.S. 301 near SE 142nd Place in Summerfield just before 3:30 a.m.   A man was riding a bicycle on the shoulder of northbound U.S. 301 when he was clipped by the mirror of a pickup truck.  The bicycle rider, a 42-year-old Summerfield resident, was seriously injured and taken to HCA Florida Ocala Hospital.

The FHP said the driver of the pickup truck kept going north on U.S. 301 after the accident.  The vehicle being sought was described a 2019 white Ford.  The pickup’s right-side mirror was located at the scene.

MIAMI, FL – First responders were called to the scene of a hit-and-run in north Miami early this afternoon.

According to a report by Miami-Dade County, the crash took place at about 11:38 a.m. on the Dixie Highway, near the intersection with Northeast 148th Street.

Few details about the crash are available at this time. However, this situation is still developing.

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – A search is underway for a hit-and-run driver who struck a teenager in Pasco County recently.

According to the Tampa Free Press, the victim was a 14-year-old boy who was walking along the shoulder of Fargo Drive Sept. 18 just after 7 p.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver of an eastbound Ford F-150 pickup truck lost control of the vehicle on Fargo Drive near Overhill Drive, drove off the roadway and hit the teen. The crash left the boy seriously injured.

OCALA, FL – Authorities are investigating a fatal hit-and-run incident that occurred early Saturday morning in Ocala, WKMG reports.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a man was standing in an outside lane of State Road 40 near SW 57th Avenue at about 5 a.m. when he was hit by a vehicle.

The victim, a 29-year-old Ocala resident, died at the scene.  The FHP is now trying to track down the driver and the vehicle involved in the crash.

DADE CITY, FL – State troopers are continuing their search for the driver who left the scene of a crash that killed a pedestrian in Pasco County, WFLA reports.

The Florida Highway Patrol said it is seeking out tips from the public in solving the incident that occurred April 17 along US 301 at about 3:30 a.m.  According to investigators, a driver’s vehicle went off the roadway, hit a traffic sign and then struck a woman who was walking along the grass shoulder of US 301.

The victim, a 49-year-old Dade City woman, suffered fatal injuries and troopers said the driver involved did not stop to help.

ORANGE COUNTY, FL – A woman was struck and killed by a box truck driver in Orange County on Tuesday reports FOX 35. 

Virginia Celli-Olivo, 57, got out of her SUV to rescue a turtle on Curry Ford Road near Sanctuary Point Boulevard. A driver in a box truck struck her and her SUV before speeding away from the scene.

Celli-Olivo was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the SUV, a friend from Venezuela, was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

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