A man in Port St. Lucie stands accused of striking a 40-year-old pedestrian and leaving the scene. The accident occurred in the evening hours, according to police.
The report indicates that the driver struck the man at approximately 7:35 p.m. on SE Crowberry Drive. The man who hit the pedestrian was driving a motorcycle at the time of the accident. The motorcyclist called police to report the accident but did not remain on scene to wait for responders.
When police arrived on the scene of the accident, they found the victim laying on the side of the road. The victim suffered a head injury and a broken leg but was expected to recover. Officers were able to track down the driver of the motorcycle and arrested him. He was charged with failing to remain at the scene of a crash involving injuries.
Officials remind people that remaining on the scene of an accident is required by law. If you are involved in an accident, stay on the scene until you are told you can leave by either a dispatcher on the phone or responders who arrive. To do otherwise is illegal and will result in criminal charges being filed.
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident or a pedestrian accident in Port St. Lucie, it is important to understand that you have rights. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and more. Call our office today to schedule a free case evaluation and discover how we can assist you in holding the at fault party accountable.