Construction Worker Flees Scene of Accident on Cortez Blvd
BROOKSVILLE – Yesterday, a woman stopped at traffic light at the intersection of Cortez Blvd and Highpoint Blvd, was rear-ended by a Chevy Pickup truck.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the driver of the pickup, 43-year-old Frank Doyle Cunningham motioned for the victim to pull over to the side of the road, but when she did, Cunningham fled the scene.
Sheriff’s Deputy, Stephen Pritz and Trooper J. Malloy began searching the area and soon discovered the pickup truck driving on a construction access road across from Oakhill Hospital. Both exited their patrol cars and approached the suspect on foot, where they located and placed Cunningham into custody without incident.
During the investigation, Cunningham admitted to the accident, but said he didn’t want to get in trouble because he didn’t have insurance. According to Cunningham, he was just trying to enter the construction area to work, when he struck the vehicle.
Cunningham was transported to the Hernando County Jail and charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Damage. He has since been released on a $500 bond.
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