Hit-and-run incident leaves 2 dead, Ocala police officer injured


OCALA, FL – Two people died and a police officer was injured following a hit-and-run incident in Ocala Saturday night, according to WESH.

Police said a driver was speeding through the intersection of South Pine Avenue and Southwest 17th Street shortly before 10:30 p.m. and struck a pedestrian and a parked patrol car.  The pedestrian, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead after being transported to an area hospital.

The driver left the scene of the crash with police officers in pursuit.  One officer was parked in a median near Maricamp Road and 30th Avenue and was preparing to place stop sticks on the ground.

Police said the hit-and-run driver struck the officer’s car, apparently intentionally, with the officer still inside.  The driver was pronounced dead at a hospital, while the police officer was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Were you injured in a crash in the Ocala area due to the actions of a reckless hit-and-run driver? If so, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. Contact the Marion County car accident lawyers at Whittel and Melton, LLC today to schedule a free consultation where we can review your case and discuss your legal options. We can be reached by phone at 866-608-5529 or through our online contact form.

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