TAMPA, FL – State troopers say a driver was taken into custody following a highway accident in Hillsborough County that left a motorcyclist critically injured.
According to Fox 13 News, 21-year-old Marquez Davon Roberts was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash involving serious bodily injury.
The incident happened Sunday morning on Interstate 75 South. The Florida Highway Patrol said a 37-year-old man driving a motorcycle at a high rate of speed was trying to pass Roberts when he clipped the rear of Roberts’ car. The motorcyclist, a Pennsylvania man, was thrown from the bike and was transported to an area hospital.
Roberts stopped initially following the crash but then kept going south on I-75, troopers said. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies located his car later as it was being towed, then found Roberts at a home in Ruskin and arrested him.
Roberts was charged with first-degree murder in 2018 and was out on bond at the time of the accident, authorities said.
Motorcyclists are at risk of catastrophic injuries when involved in collisions with other vehicles, and the situation becomes even worse when a reckless driver leaves the scene. At Kemp, Ruge and Green, our Hillsborough County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers have extensive experience handling such accidents, and can put that experience to work for you by fighting for compensation if you have been involved in a motorcycle crash. Call us today at 727-645-0769 or respond in our online chat to request your free consultation so we can advise you on the next steps in the legal process.
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