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Man Arrested after Fleeing Crash Site

Village-News is reporting that a construction worker was arrested in a residential area of Florida after crashing a van Friday morning, and then fleeing the crash site.

Details about the Construction Worker’s Arrest and Crash Site

According to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, a construction worker, who had been working at a construction site in The Villages, hit a light pole while leaving the roadway.  The driver of the van, Alberto Ruiz-Soto, had been driving with a suspended license.  After the accident, Ruiz-Soto fled the scene.

Ruiz-Soto was captured in a residential area, where he was then arrested for driving with a suspended license, resisting arrest, and leaving the scene of the accident.

Ruiz-Soto was taken to the Sumter County Detention Center on $3,250 bond.

Important Information about Hit and Run Accidents in Florida

According to data from Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people killed in motor vehicle accidents every year in the state of Florida:

  • In 2015, there were more than 92, 000 hit and run crashes in Florida.
  • Additionally, there were more than 19,000 injuries resulting from hit and run crashes in Florida.  Over 1,200 of those crashes involved serious bodily injuries.
  • More than 80% of hit and run crashes result in property damage only.

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