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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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  • You people are stupid has noting to do with being a construction working. At least he has a job and is working

    Saturday, 18 April 2015, 6:54 pm
  • Clk and tony…. that man was in his personal vehicle, not a company issued vehicle. so thereforeit it is not the company’s concern nor responsibility if the guy had insurance or not. And Tony what kinda real man is prejudiced against trucks? Tony you wine too much all the time in your comments. please just move out of Hernando County and get away from crime hill or crimeville as you like to call it at all the time!! Move!! Just MOVE!!!!

    Friday, 17 April 2015, 1:20 am
  • Jason you need a lot of help god bless you

    Thursday, 16 April 2015, 10:51 pm
  • But the victim wasn’t named, isn’t that RNRF policy?

    Thursday, 16 April 2015, 12:40 pm
  • The company never checks things like that unless you are driving the company vehicle. That was the dumbest comment I’ve ever heard.

    Thursday, 16 April 2015, 9:13 am
  • Just look at that criminal’s photo with his piercing stare, what a brute, what a thug!
    I’m glad we have people like Tom Lemmons out there putting these felons behind bars!

    LOOK, he even has a shaved head, I bet he’s a white supremacist who’s into dealing prison meth!

    If we didn’t have Tom Lemmons out there cracking down on these thugs, our country would be in a right bloody mess!

    Thursday, 16 April 2015, 7:57 am
  • Hey Globalguy, I don’t live in Highpoint or Brookridge (not old enough), but those lovely orange and white barrels sometimes confuse me too, especially in the dark and when there are rows and rows of them.

    Thursday, 16 April 2015, 7:26 am
  • What does the worker not having auto insurance have to do with his being hired??? Have you ever given your employer your auto insurance card??? I know I never have.

    Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 10:18 pm
  • If they cannot navigate or drive safely through the construction zone without endangering other, yes stay off the roads. Ms.Pizzo I bet if you examined the accidents on 50 during the past year and the demographics of the drivers involved we might just agree.

    Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 9:40 pm
  • The never ending WPA Project commonly know as the Hwy. 50 Construction Project has some very classy people surrounding it.
    Lets be honest that a whole lot of the snowbirds residing in Highpoint and Brookridge should not be driving in the construction zone. The lane barrels real throw them for a loop and they do not know were to go.

    Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 3:18 pm
    • What does someone being rear-ended at a light have to do with the residents of High Point driving in the construction zone? The fault lies with the uninsured construction worker who should not have been driving OR hired by the construction company. In additions, the entire length of Cortez is a construction zone! Does that mean that none of the residents of High Point can leave their homes during this never-ending project?

      Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 8:17 pm
    • With your anger management issues, you shouldn’t be driving either! You are scary.

      Thursday, 16 April 2015, 12:10 pm
  • Another upstanding Hernando County resident driving a pickup truck causing a crash and then running from the scene not even caring if the person he hit was injured, Way to go Dirt bag.

    Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 1:32 pm
  • First off, the construction co should have made sure he had insurance before hiring him!! It also makes you think what type of person he is to just flee the scene?! There’s been way too many hit and runs lately, it seems like its an epidemic around here!!

    Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 12:55 pm

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