Hit and run accidents are common in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle reported 700,000 hit and run crashes between 2015 and 2021. These collisions resulted in 1,614 fatalities.
They’ve become so common that Florida continues to amend its hit and run statute. Due to this, stiff penalties are imposed on hit and run accidents that result in personal injuries or death.
A hit and run accident in Florida that results in an injury is a third-degree felony under Florida Law. A conviction could result in a five-year jail sentence and up to $5,000 in fines.