Florida – Automobile accidents are one of the most common causes of death and serious injury in the United States. Not surprisingly, many Florida motorists are seriously injured or killed each year in motor vehicle collisions.
Too often, these deadly car accidents are caused by hit and run drivers who flee the scene before law enforcement officers arrive. This sometimes occurs because they are intoxicated or uninsured.
A hit and run accident left Pam Pafford, a 33 year old Florida woman, dead and her son critically injured on US Highway 41. The accident occurred on February 18, 2008 in Columbia County, Florida.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Pamela A. Pafford, of Lake City, Florida was traveling northbound on US 41 just north of Lake City at approximately 3 p.m. Michael Tyrone Philpot, 24, also of Lake City was traveling southbound when he crossed the center line into the northbound lane.
The left front of Philpot’s vehicle struck the left front of Pafford’s Honda Civic, which then spun across the northbound shoulder and ended up in a ditch. Pafford and her seven-year-old son, Jordan Gibbons, were air lifted to