JSO search for hit-and-run driver accused of striking car, then pedestrian in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Police are looking for a female hit-and-run driver accused of hitting two people Thursday, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

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Officers arrived at the scene in the 2400 block of Miss Muffet Lane West just before 5 p.m. in reference to the crash.

According to JSO's investigation, the driver traveling west near the 6800 block of Goldilocks Lane struck a vehicle, briefly interacted with the driver of that vehicle and then drove off, striking a pedestrian about a block away.

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After hitting the pedestrian, who is said to be a lawn service worker, police said the driver then struck a fence before running away southbound on Miss Muffet Lane West -- leaving the car behind.

The worker, who was standing near his truck at the time, was badly hurt and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The person in the car that was hit is expected to be OK. The JSO Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call JSO at ( 904) 630-0500 or email JSOCRIMETIPS@JAXSHERIFF.ORG. If you would like to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers @ 1-866-845-Tips.

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