Cyclist dies after being hit by truck in Florida; The driver fled the scene

The accident occurred this morning on state highway A1A.

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A man was hit by a van while riding his bicycle on a highway in Brevard County, on the east coast of Florida; the subject died and the driver fled.

This accident occurred this Tuesday morning on state highway A1A, when the truck struck the 57-year-old man, who was a resident of Ohio.

The cyclist was rushed to a hospital, where they later reported that “nothing could be done to save his life.”

Meanwhile, Florida Highway Patrol and Melbourne Police officers managed to locate, about 3 miles away, the truck and the suspected driver of the fatal accident, a 32-year-old man, who was not known. made known his identity.

Despite the location of the suspect, the investigation remains open.

Facts about assaults in the United States

During the last years hit-and-run traffic accidents in the state of Florida have increased alarmingly, cause of about 1,500 deaths a year in the United States.

According to data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), in 2021 there were 97,335 cases of “hit-and-run” (hit and run), with a result of 21,677 injuries and 271 deaths.

Kim Montes, a lieutenant for the Florida Highway Patrol in the city of Orlando, confirmed that “there has undoubtedly been a large increase in the number of fatal hit-and-run crashes in recent years,” which have primarily involved “drunk drivers. , with a suspended driver’s license or that are illegal ”in the country.

The hit-and-run in Florida during the Christmas holidays of a group of children by a car whose driver fled, leaving two dead and four injured, evidenced this serious road safety problem that is increasingly common in the United States.

Only between 2015 and 2020, 600,185 cases were registered in this southern state, in which 1,298 people lost their lives. In 2020, there were 92,247 hit-and-run accidents and 256 deaths, up from 217 and 206 in 2019 and 2018, respectively, according to official statistics.

According to specialized organizations such as Fighting HARD, nationwide approximately 1,500 people die each year in these accidents.

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