The accident cases in which the driver hits and leaves his victim increased in the state of Florida by 36% between 2012 and 2016 and killed 858 people, state officials said on Friday.
Of the 72,887 so-called “hit-and-run” accidents in 2012 were increased to 99,004 in 2016, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
The so-called “accident and flight” have caused an average of 170 deaths annually between 2012 and 2016, mostly in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties in the south of the state.
On Monday, another case occurred in Davie, north of Miami, where a man, who was run over by a vehicle that fled, died after being left unattended on the pavement.
A day earlier, a woman was killed in the same way, crossing an avenue in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County.