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Driver in fatal pedestrian hit-and-run charged with felony

Losing a loved one in a car accident is something no one should ever have to go through. Unfortunately, it seems like we read about serious car accidents in Pensacola and the surrounding areas nearly every day. Making matters worse, some accidents are hit-and-runs. Knowing a negligent driver left your loved one behind after a car accident would leave anyone wanting justice.

It seems that one family may get some sense of justice as the man who killed their loved one faces felony charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving death. Last week, the 31-year-old driver was heading down Gulf Breeze Parkway when he veered off the road and crashed into a 61-year-old pedestrian.

Although witnesses to the car accident said the driver stopped to check on the pedestrian, he apparently did not stick around for long. The pedestrian was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, but he eventually died. Fortunately, police were able to track down the hit-and-run driver. Initially charged with leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury, the charges were upgraded after the victim passed away.

Although this man could spend up to 30 years in prison if he is convicted of the charges, that may not be justice enough for the victim's family. While nothing can every make up for the loss of a loved one, some families feel that filing a wrongful death lawsuit ensures that a negligent driver gets the maximum level of punishment for the pain caused. 

Source: Pensacola News Journal, "Charges against Gulf Breeze hit-and-run suspect upgraded," Rhema Thompson, July 24, 2013

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