Fort Pierce Hit-and-Run Leaves Victim with Critical Injuries

A hit-and-run incident took place last Saturday night in Fort Pierce, Florida, causing severe injuries to the victim, according to local authorities. The accident occurred near the intersection of U.S. Highway 1 and Edwards Road at approximately 9:43 p.m. To aid the investigation, police are soliciting the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle responsible for the crash.

The victim was transported to HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital and is said to be in critical condition, as reported by the Fort Pierce Police Department. The vehicle sought in connection with the incident is a dark-colored Jeep Grand Cherokee, produced between 1999 and 2004. The car is missing the rearview mirror on the passenger side.

Authorities provided a contact person and number where anyone with information about the accident or the missing vehicle may reach out. Interested parties and witnesses are urged to contact Officer Shayne Stokes by phone at 772-302-4764 or through email at [email protected]. Alternatively, anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-(800)-273-8477.

The hit-and-run incident caused shockwaves throughout the Fort Pierce community, with residents anxious to see the perpetrator of the crime caught and brought to justice. The severity of the injuries incurred by the victim, coupled with the wanton disregard for the safety of others, has left the community reeling.

The incident highlights the need for improved laws and stricter enforcement of traffic laws to ensure the safety of Fort Pierce residents, especially pedestrians. Witnesses and anyone with further information regarding the incident are encouraged to come forward with any leads that might assist police in their investigation.

The Fort Pierce Police Department is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all residents of the community and will work tirelessly to bring those responsible for the hit-and-run to justice. The Fort Pierce community has demonstrated time and time again that it will not tolerate reckless and dangerous behavior that puts innocent lives at risk.

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