A second hit-and-run incident was reported in Fernandina Beach within the past month. The most recent one occurred Tuesday when a woman was run over on Sadler Beach.
Fernandina Beach Police responded to Seaside Park near Sadler Road around 1:40 p.m. May 21 after a 53-year-old woman was hit by a Jeep. Police say the driver of the vehicle fled the scene immediately after a witness told him that he had run over the woman.
Through talking to witnesses, police were able to follow the Florida tag of the Jeep to the area where the vehicle was registered--less than a mile from the beach.
Police were told the suspect arrived just minutes before them, parked his car in the garage of the house next to his, and refused to come out of the house for police. He was shortly convinced out of the home and is being interviewed by police.
Police have not released the identity of the driver. They do expect to charge him with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.
Fernandina police chief told First Coast News the victim has serious but non life-threatening injuries.