News: Pedestrian seriously injured in Winter Haven hit-and-run crash

WINTER HAVEN, FL – Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a pedestrian in Winter Haven, according to WTSP.

The incident happened Friday in the area of 5th Street Southeast and Avenue L Southeast, where a man walking across the road was hit by a Toyota CHR. The victim was seriously injured and taken to an area hospital.

Police said video showed the driver stopped briefly after the crash but left the scene without helping the victim. A search is now underway for the vehicle involved, which is believed to have significant damage to the front passenger bumper and fender.

Anyone with information on the incident was asked to contact Winter Haven police.

Have you been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence and recklessness of a hit-and-run driver? If so, you may be entitled to significant compensation for medical bills and other expenses. Contact a Polk County Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyer from Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group for a free consultation so we can advise you on the next steps in the fight for justice. Respond in our online chat box or give us a call at 727-835-8327 to tell us about your case and find out if we can help.

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