Fort Myers Police warning against hit-and-run crashes

Writer: Rachel Murphy
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Fort Myers police car. CREDIT: WINK News

The Fort Myers Police Department sent out a reminder to stay on scene when faced with a car crash. You might save a life.

The law requires people involved to stay on scene in the event of a crash. From 2015 to 2022, there were 817,616 hit-and-run crashes in Florida.

According to Fort Myers Police, 1,887 traffic fatalities occurred from those crashes.

Fort Myers Police said that in 2022, 226 of the 279 fatalities from a hit-and-run crash occurred during dawn, dusk or nighttime conditions.

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