State troopers are reporting at least 186 people in Florida died last year in hit-and-crashes. Another 19,000 suffered serious injury in accidents where the at-fault driver chose not to bother stopping.
In total, there were 92,600 hit-and-runs statewide, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, which responded to roughly 23,000 of them.
These figures are especially troubling when you consider they represent a marked increase form just a year earlier. In 2014, there were about 8,000 fewer hit-and-run crashes in Florida. That’s a 9 percent increase in a year and a nearly 17 percent increase since 2013. Continue reading