Yet another fatal hit-and-run accident in Daytona has been reported, as officials report a pedestrian struck by a motorist in early January has died of his injuries.
The reportedly homeless 56-year-old pedestrian had fought for his life for nearly two months before succumbing to critical injuries, which police say were caused when a 23-year-old driver struck the man as he crossed the street. The driver never stopped to try to help the man he hit, as required by law, though he was later located and arrested following a Crime Stoppers tip. He now faces felony charges.
In another recent accident case out of Central Florida, police in Ocoee released footage of an SUV driver running over two fifth-graders riding their bicycles home from school last month. The driver, 40, did not stop at the scene and left the children bleeding and injured in the roadway. Authorities later located the driver in part due to the video obtained by a nearby traffic camera. One of the children suffered severe damage to her brain, though doctors say it's too early to determine the extent of the damage due to the severity of her injuries. She is still in a medically-induced coma in intensive care.