Anyone who is out and about on a road, whether they are driving a car, walking, or riding a scooter or motorcycle, should be able to expect that other drivers will keep a lookout for them. They should also expect that, in the case of an accident, the person at fault would stop to help them.
That’s not always the case. A fatal car accident in southern Orange County earlier this week claimed one man’s life. The man, who was riding a scooter, was struck by a driver who police say smelled of alcohol.
The 32-year-old victim was reportedly riding his scooter on southbound John Young Parkway near Whisper Lakes Boulevard. The driver of a Chevy Camaro then apparently struck the man, causing the moped to become embedded in the hood of the car. The scooter driver died at the scene, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Instead of calling an ambulance or seeking help, the Camaro driver simply exited his car, looked at the crash site and then walked to his home about a mile away. Investigating officers say they found him at his home and returned him to the scene of the crash. They also say he smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated.
Orange County Fire Rescue responded to the crash, which occurred at about 4 a.m. one morning earlier this week. The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash remains under investigation, and charges are pending. The Camaro driver was arrested for leaving the scene of the fatal crash.
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Source: Orlando Sentinel, “FHP: Man, 32, killed in fatal hit-and-run on John Young Parkway,” Bianca Prieto, Dec. 19, 2011