The Polk County Sheriff’s Department is looking for any information on a hit-and-run accident that took place on U.S. 17-92 near Lake Alfred. The Sheriff’s Office has not made a definite statement regarding the make and model of the car that fled the scene, but reports that it might be a silver or metallic Ford. The car will definitely exhibit front end damage.
The crash took place early Wednesday morning before 5:30 am. The victim, Eric Joseph Alexander, was traveling on U.S. 17-92 when a car struck him from behind, throwing him from his scooter. Alexander was rushed to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where he was in critical condition. Again, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 with any information.
When a motorcycle or scooter gets hit by a larger vehicle, the damage can be especially serious. When the other driver demonstrates reckless and negligent behavior by failing to stop, the demand for justice is even greater. If you or a loved one is injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact DDB Law. Our firm has specific experience in motorcycle accident claims, and we won’t stop working until our accident victims receive the compensation they deserve.
Source: Winter Haven News Chief, “Man on Scooter Injured in Lake Alfred Hit-and-Run,” Stephanie Allen, August 14, 2013.