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Elderly Couple Killed in Jacksonville Hit-and-Run Car Crash

Posted on November 29, 2010

A Jacksonville couple had been married for more than 41 years and just a few days before their wedding anniversary, while coming home from a bingo game, they were crossing 103rd Street at Harlow Boulevard when they were both struck and killed by two vehicles, one of which fled the scene Saturday evening, November 20, reports News4Jax.com. The elderly couple did not make it across the seven lanes of traffic at the crosswalk before the light changed to green. The elderly man, age 96, was struck by the second vehicle as he lay in the street.

The Florida Highway Patrol would like anyone with information on this tragedy to call 904-301-3700.

Leaving the scene of a Florida auto accident that results in injuries or death automatically makes doing so a felony and a driver that leaves the scene of a Florida hit-and-run car crash can be sentences to up to 30 years in prison.

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Duval County follows only Miami-Dade and Broward counties as having the third most hit-and-run crashes in 2008. And for some unknown reason, the number of these cases is increasing in the state. Frequently, the offender has an outstanding warrant or was intoxicated. The public can help law enforcement here by reporting any vehicle that has new damage as of Saturday night, November 20.

The Florida hit-and-run car accident attorneys at Farah & Farah remind you to share the road with pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and others on the roadway. Our condolences go out to the loved ones of this Jacksonville couple.