News: Hit-and-run driver strikes, injures deputy near Golden Acres

DUNEDIN, FL – According to ABC Action News, a deputy was injured after they were struck by a hit-and-run driver at Skinner Blvd and Highland Ave sometime Wednesday.

Deputy Elizabeth Temple was conducting a traffic stop on a white Ford Van when she saw a vehicle in the eastbound lanes of Skinner Blvd heading her way.

Temple attempted to get out of the way of the vehicle, but she was hit by the driver’s side mirror. The car then continued driving on eastbound Skinner Blvd.

Emergency crews transported Temple to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Investigators determined Jonathan Chinchilla, 32, was behind the wheel of the vehicle. Deputies eventually found the car at Chinchilla’s residence. He was charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving injury and arrested.

The Pinellas County car accident lawyers at Kemp, Ruge and Green would like to speak with you if you or a loved one have been injured by a vehicle while walking the Dunedin area. We may get you money for your injuries to help cover medical bills and missed wages. Schedule a free consultation so we can review your case by calling 727-645-0769 or completing our contact form.

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