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Man Struck by Speeding Car in Leesburg

A man who ran into his front yard to yell at a pickup truck driver who was speeding down Pala Verda Avenue, was hit by that same driver just 15 minutes later while putting out trash cans, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The man’s wife said her husband was taking out the trash at about 10 p.m. Sunday. Just 15 minutes after yelling at the driver to slow down, she says she heard him scream. A neighbor returning home said he saw a white pickup truck on the street and his neighbor lying on the ground.

Sheriff’s deputies later stopped a white pickup truck with front-end damage at the Cumberland Farms store at County Road 473 and U.S. Highway 441. The neighbor was brought to the store and identified the driver as the man he saw speeding in the neighborhood.

A trooper questioned the 19-year-old driver, and he said he was driving down the road with his music blasting when he hit a trash can in the middle of the road. He said nothing about seeing or hitting a person.

The man was charged with failing to remain at a crash involving an injury. He was released Monday after posting a $5,000 bond.

No further information was available about the injured man.

One of the first things you should do if you have been involved in a car accident in The Villages or the surrounding area is to contact a Villages Auto Accident Lawyer. This is especially true if you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision. It is important that you preserve all of the necessary evidence right away so that you can help prove your case should it go to trial. If you were injured, always seek medical attention for your injuries as quickly as possible.

The most important aspects of a personal injury case are obtaining compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and for the injury itself. The injuries associated with car accidents can be severe, commonly resulting in broken bones, torn ligaments and soft-tissue injuries from whiplash. Our Villages Auto Accident Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton work with insurance companies to ensure that past, present and future medical expenses and lost wages will be covered.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from an automobile accident, we are happy to help you understand more about filing an injury claim. To schedule your free, no obligation consultation regarding your motor vehicle accident and injury, call us today at 352-369-5334 or contact us online.

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