FHP wants to raise awareness about hit-and-runs

Published: Monday, February 18, 2013 at 9:06 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 18, 2013 at 9:06 a.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is trying to raise awareness about hit-and-run crashes.

According to FHP, law enforcement officers statewide investigated nearly 77,000 hit-and-run crashes last year. Officials say those crashes injured 17,000 people and killed 168.

At a news conference Monday in Orlando, representatives from FHP, law enforcement officials and families of victims involved in hit-and-run crashes will launch a campaign to raise awareness about the consequences of these kinds of traffic accidents.

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