While crossing a road last Saturday, 65-year-old Stacey Abo was seriously injured when struck by a hit-and-run driver.
According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Abo was walking across 10th Avenue North in a designated crosswalk near the intersection with Boutwell Lane in Lake Worth at 8:51pm, when a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck struck her. The impact threw her onto the shoulder of eastbound 10th Avenue North.
Witnesses told authorities the truck continued traveling east, leaving the scene of the accident. Deputies quickly located the vehicle, which was abandoned in a nearby industrial area. The driver has yet to be identified.
Paramedics treated Stacey Abo at the scene, and she was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where she is currently being treated for critical injuries.
Personal Injury and Uninsured Motorist Claim
If the hit-and-run driver is identified, Stacey Abo and her family may have the right to pursue a personal injury claim, pending an investigation. Another option might be to pursue a claim with her automobile insurance carrier for uninsured motorist coverage. If Stacey Abo has uninsured motorist coverage on a car insurance policy, those funds can help compensate for medical bills and for her pain and suffering.
Injured victims involved in vehicle hit-and-run collisions often seek a personal injury claim to cover the costs of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma. If you need help filing an uninsured motorist claim, our experienced attorneys can review your coverage and that of the other party to help you know what kind of compensation is available.
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