St. Petersburg Police Officer Sustains Injuries in Hit-and-Run Accident
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – As reported in an online news article published by www.tbreporter.com, a police officer sustained injuries in a hit-and-run accident involving a woman who initially fled on foot before returning to the scene of the accident.*
According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, an officer, whose name has not been released, was struck and sustained injuries in a hit-and-run accident. The police officer had been on her way to a call on Fourth Street N when she was struck by a 2004 Kia Spectra while crossing the intersection of Fourth Street N and 87thAvenue N. The driver of the vehicle that struck the police officer was identified as a 24-year-old St. Petersburg woman. The woman was attempting to turn left onto 87thAvenue N when she collided with the police officer’s patrol vehicle. Luckily, the St. Petersburg officer’s injuries were considered minor.
The 24-year-old St. Petersburg woman initially fled the scene of the accident on foot. She later returned to the scene and was taken into custody. The woman was initially transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries but was later released and transported to Pinellas County Jail. She was charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving injury and violation of probation. It is unclear what the woman was on probation for prior to the hit-and-run accident.
How Frequently are Hit-and-Run Drivers Caught and Arrested?
A significant number of hit-and-run accidents leave victims injured with nobody to hold accountable. However, with advances in technology, law enforcement officers are doing a better job at tracking down hit-and-run drivers, arresting them, and holding them accountable, especially when innocent victims suffer injuries. Witness statements and street cameras have helped bring some hit-and-run drivers to justice.
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