Hit and Run Accident in Seminole Florida Ends Life of 36 Year Old Bicyclist (Charles Long)

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A man who was recently killed in a hit-and-run accident in Seminole County, Florida, has been identified as 36-year-old Charles Long. Long’s body was lying in a grassy shoulder along Monroe Road for nearly two hours before he was found. He rode his bicycle to work everyday, a 14-mile trip from DeBary to Lake Mary and back. Long was employed as a dishwasher at a pizza restaurant. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Long was traveling north in the outside, southbound lane of Monroe Road in Sanford, Florida, near U.S. Highway 17-92 when he was struck by a pickup truck that was traveling southbound in the same lane. The truck struck the front of Long’s bicycle, sending him flying into the grassy shoulder where he was later found dead. The pickup truck that struck Long was turned into the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. For more details please read Man found dead in grassy shoulder of Monroe Road in Seminole, Florida, hit-and-run collision.
Florida law establishes a duty upon all drivers that are involved in a crash that results in injury to any person to stop their vehicle immediately at the scene of the crash, or as close thereto as possible. See Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.027 – Crash Involving Death or Personal Injuries.
Also, the driver of the vehicle has a duty to remain at the crash site until he or she has fulfilled the requirements set out in section 316.062, Florida Statutes. Any driver who willfully violates the provisions of sec. 316.027 commits a third-degree felony.
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