Hit-and-Run Accident on Alafava Trail in Seminole County, Florida
SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL – According to an online news report at local10.com, a woman is facing criminal charges after leaving the scene of a crash. After the accident, she went to get a massage.*
According to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, a woman, aged 53, from Oviedo, Florida, made an illegal U-turn on Alafava Trail where soon thereafter, she struck a truck in the far right lane and then fled the scene of the accident to get a massage.
The passengers in the pickup truck sustained injuries. They followed the suspect who was operating a white Toyota Corolla at the time of the crash. They witnessed the suspect pull into a business plaza and then walk into a chiropractor’s office to get a massage.
The woman did not alert the chiropractor’s office about the accident. Nor did she attempt to get help, per the local deputies.
When deputies arrived at the office, the suspect was in the middle of getting the massage. The woman denied being involved in the accident and indicated that as she was making the U-turn, she heard a crash. The passengers in the Toyota Corolla were able to positively identify the woman as the one that caused the crash. They also were able to lead police to the suspect’s vehicle, which sustained damage to the front end. The woman claimed that the damage occurred a month earlier. The suspect’s vehicle and the victims’ vehicle were examined, leading deputies to conclude that the woman was the cause of the accident. She was immediately arrested and taken into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility. The suspect is facing the charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving an injury.
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation by local authorities.
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