A 53-year-old Lake Worth man suffered serious injuries when his moped was rear-ended by a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Sun Sentinel, the hit-and-run accident occurred on West Gateway Boulevard in Boynton Beach. Witnesses say the 52-year-old female driver tailgated the moped driver and struck him. He suffered serious injuries and was put on life support. She was told to return to the crash site by the witness, but instead fled the scene. She was arrested later that day in Lake Worth for leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injuries.
In Florida, drivers who are aware that they have been involved in an accident must remain at the scene. Under Florida Statute 316.061, drivers are not allowed to leave a crash site without first providing the name, address, registration information and driver’s license. Under Statute 316.027, drivers involved in an injury accident must stop immediately, exchange information and render reasonable assistance to the injured victim.