Poinciana, FL (November 16, 2022) – An 11-year-old was hurt after being hit by a car in the Poinciana area on Tuesday morning, November 15.
The accident was reported near the corner of Cedar Side Drive and Rio Grande Canyon Loop at around 8 a.m. The victim was walking near the intersection when they were hit by a dark-colored Toyota 4-Runner. The driver initially fled the scene.
The injured party was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The at-fault motorist was later identified as 66-year-old Pierre Carmelo Jacinthe of Poinciana. Jacinthe turned himself over to authorities and is currently facing charges related to the incident.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Crashes in Florida
According to recent research, hit-and-run accidents account for 25% of collisions in Florida. These catastrophic crashes are caused by drivers who choose to leave the scene of the collision instead of administrating aid to the involved parties. These drivers are breaking the law and potentially causing serious injury to others. The rate of fatal hit-and-runs has considerably grown in recent years, and the victims of these accidents are frequently critically injured or killed.
Insurance companies anxious to complete the claims process will not be able to force us to accept the first settlement offer they make to the victim. Unfortunately, injured parties often feel pressured to accept these lowball offers due to their condition. Our pedestrian accident lawyers will use all of our firm’s resources to take your case as far as it needs to go in order to make sure you get the just compensation.
You might experience severe consequences following a pedestrian accident, including high medical costs, lost time at work, and excruciating agony from your pain. You require the aid of a pedestrian accident attorney who has prior expertise in helping clients who were hurt in collisions with other kinds of cars. Your attorney will be better able to manage your case if they have the necessary experience, and that is why you should look no further than our law firm to get the help you need.
The attorneys at Rebein Law want to support seriously hurt accident victims as they fully recover from their serious pedestrian accidents. After your accident, we want to assist you in rebuilding your life on a financial, physical, and emotional level. Some of the most serious incidents involve pedestrians, and victims are sometimes confused about how to make a full recovery.
Contact a knowledgeable Poinciana pedestrian accident attorney at 813-305-7285 to learn more about how we might be able to assist you.
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Disclaimer: The purpose of this post is to inform our readers about the dangers of driving and to provide information for people who are injured in an accident in Florida. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information provided is intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.