A Miami woman who has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident had her bond raised to $25,000 for one count of leaving the scene of an accident causing serious bodily injury, a third-degree felony punishable by 5 years in prison.
The woman is also charged with two misdemeanor counts - one of leaving the scene of an accident, the other of unlawfully altering a driver’s license.
The woman is accused of driving an SUV that struck two men as they stood beside a parked car along the road. One of the alleged victim’s had his leg severed during the crash. His leg has been surgically reattached but he could lose it if the operation does not prove successful.
The suspect’s car was found and the suspect turned herself into police.
There is no word on whether the accused provided a statement to law enforcement.
Due to the frequency of serious hit and run crashes in Miami, it is not unusual to see judges raising bonds in these types of cases.
Florida lawmakers are also trying to implement harsher penalties for hit and run crashes involving death or serious bodily injury.
Eric Matheny is a Miami hit and run attorney and Broward hit and run attorney.