Benjamin York Suffers Injuries After Being Dragged by a Vehicle at Party in Tampa, Florida

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A Tampa man was recently hospitalized after he was dragged for several hundreds of feet by a car while he attempted to break up a fight. The victim, 47-year-old Benjamin York, was dragged approximately 420 feet under a vehicle driven by a man York attempted to cool down. While attempting to break up a fight at a party, police say York fell to the pavement, became caught under the car and was dragged hundreds of feet. York was reported in stable condition at Tampa General Hospital. The suspect got into a fight with several people who were also attending the party, no other details are currently available. Witnesses said the suspect drove off in a white Mercury with a broken windshield and a tail light with tape over it. For more read Man suffers personal injuries after dragged under car in Tampa, Florida.
The suspect, although innocent until proven guilty, may face charges of leaving the scene of an accident. Pursuant to 316.027, Florida Statutes (2011), a driver in the state of Florida has a duty to remain at the scene of the accident until all responsibilities are met, where that accident caused damaged to property or injury to a person. If you would like to read the plain language of the Florida Statute please see Duty to Stop at Accident Involving Personal Injuries – Section 316.027, Florida Statutes.

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