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Woman injured in hit-and-run crash on Blanding Boulevard

Troopers say vehicle, driver captured on surveillance footage

A female pedestrian was injured in a hit-and-run crash on Blanding Boulevard at Belmont Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. On Sunday, troopers asked for the public's help identifying the vehicle and driver who they say were involved. According to troopers, the driver ran a red light, and the vehicle struck the woman while she was crossing the road within the crosswalk early Friday morning.

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – A female pedestrian was injured in a hit-and-run crash on Blanding Boulevard at Belmont Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

On Sunday, troopers asked for the public’s help identifying the vehicle and driver who they say were involved.

According to troopers, the driver ran a red light, and the vehicle struck the woman while she was crossing the road within the crosswalk early Friday morning.

According to FHP, the vehicle involved was a black 2016-2021 Chevrolet Cruze that should have minor to moderate damage to the right front and right side. The Highway Patrol said the driver possibly works in the food industry or delivery business.

FHP released both surveillance images, as well as video that was recorded by a red-light camera. (Editor’s note: This video may be difficult to watch, but it’s a piece of evidence that could help investigators crack the case.)

FHP said the woman is now at home recovering from the incident.

According to FHP reports, there have been close to 500 hit-and-runs in Clay County so far this year, more than 50 of which have resulted in someone getting hurt. Two of them have been fatal.

News4Jax crime and safety expert Ken Jefferson said these cases are difficult to solve. He said the good news in Friday’s case is that investigators have video.

“This is better than having to start from square one, from scratch, to try to figure out what type of vehicle,” Jefferson said. “The video is very essential as evidence to show what actually happened once they find the person that was actually driving that night.”

Anyone with information about Friday’s crash is asked to contact the Highway Patrol by calling *FHP (*347).


About the Authors:

Renee Beninate is a Florida native and award-winning reporter who joined the News4Jax team in June 2021.