Hit and Run – Woman Hit in Motorized Wheelchair – Truck Flees the Scene of the Accident in Jacksonville (Westside) Florida

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A young woman in a powered wheelchair was struck and killed by a white pickup truck Saturday at about 1:30 a.m. The accident took place on Lambing Road in Jacksonville, Florida. The woman, who was in her early 20s, was announced dead at the scene.
Under Florida law, hit and run accidents can be a very serious crime with substantial penalties. Florida Statute 316.027 requires that a driver of any vehicle involved in a crash which results in the death of a person to immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the crash, or as close thereto as possible. The driver must remain at the scene of the crash, and provide to the injured person (and police officer) their name, address, registration number of the vehicle, and license or permit to drive. Any person who willfully violates these requirements commits a felony of the first degree. Any person who willfully violates these requirements while driving under the influence shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 2 years. For more information on this topic, see Truck flees scene after striking woman in wheelchair.

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