News4Jax.com reports that police want to hear from anyone who witnessed a fatal hit-and-run accident on Sunday evening, January 2, that left a 68-year-old pedestrian dead after being hit by three cars while crossing Soutel Drive in Jacksonville.
One of the drivers failed to stop after hitting the man at 7:20 p.m. near Clyde Drive. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says the man was hit by the first car and lay in the road before being hit by two other vehicles. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The man is reported to walk with a cane and was heading home after disembarking a bus. He was reportedly a beloved handyman, known around his neighborhood for being a friend to everyone. Our condolences go out to his friends and family for their loss.
Police would like anyone to come forward with information on the first car, reported to be a maroon or burgundy large SUV. Crime Stoppers will take your call anonymously and you can receive a cash reward of $1,000. The number is 1-866-845-TIPS.
The Farah & Farah law firm is a member of Hit-and-Run Reward, a national program financed exclusively by American personal injury attorneys who believe if you report a hit-and-run driver you will not only feel good by keeping a dangerous driver off the road, but you could receive a financial reward of $1,000 for anyone you turn in who is later convicted of the hit-and-run. This program is offered in addition to the Crime Stoppers reward program, so doing the right thing could yield you $2,000. The number for Hit-and-Run Reward is 1-800-644-8678.
The Jacksonville car crash lawyers at Farah & Farah believe fewer offenders will leave the scene of a car accident if they know they will be turned in by witnesses.