Hit-and-Run Victim’s Wife Speaks Out, Prays for Husband, Driver
The wife of a man who was a victim of a St. Augustine hit-and-run is praying for his life and is asking the public to do the same. The 30-year-old man was on a scooter on his way to work around 5:30 Friday morning, January 6, on Old Moultrie Road when he was rear-ended by a 2004 Windstar minivan. The driver left the scene and left the father of five to die on the side of a St. Johns County road. A person who saw the news report on television called a tip into police who arrested a 43-year-old man, who is currently behind bars.
The hit-and-run victim’s wife told Channel 4 that they were middle school sweethearts and that she wants to know how someone could leave an injured person on the side of the road. She told a reporter on News4Jax.com that she is praying for her husband and wants the community to do so also, and she prays for the man who hit her husband. The only bit of good news is that the doctors did a reflex test on the hospitalized man and he responded, which is considered a positive sign.
There have been a high number of pedestrian injuries and deaths, as well as hit-and-run incidents of late. There are an estimated 400 pedestrians killed every month across the U.S., and Florida is always among the top states in the number of hit-and-run crashes.
The Florida hit and run accident attorneys with Farah & Farah are offering some incentive to help get these dangerous drivers off the road. If you have knowledge about a hit-and-run driver and turn him into authorities, a group of personal injury attorneys around the country will offer a financial reward of $1,000 if that person is later convicted. Call Hit-and-Run Reward at 1(800) 644-8678. You can remain anonymous, and we thank you for any information you can provide.