Police closed down the intersection of North Orion Blvd. and Gemini Blvd. Monday afternoon after a female passenger was thrown from a vehicle and the driver fled the area, UCFPD said.
UCFPD spokeswoman, Courtney Gilmartin said witnesses told police a man driving a black Nissan allegedly pushed his female passenger out of the car and into the road. Witnesses said the driver then fled the scene. Police are currently looking for the suspect, who is not a UCF student.
Gilmartin said the incident was related to a domestic dispute, and the victim, who is not a UCF student, is currently being treated at Orange Regional Medical Center and sustained non-life threatening injuries from the fall.
An ambulance was sent to the intersection around 11:42 a.m. for a woman who was left on the ground in the middle of the intersection, an Orange County Fire Rescue Public Information Officer said.
A crew from Environmental Health and Safety arrived at the intersection to clean up a substance in the center of the street.
Sam Williams, a junior majoring in electrical engineering, said he saw a car fleeing the intersection at a high speed right after the accident occurred. When he arrived at the intersection, he said he saw the woman in the middle of the street with road rash visible on her feet, legs, arms and face.
“She was pretty messed up with a decent amount of road rash and some kind of facial injury as there was quite a bit of blood coming from her face,” Williams said.
We asked UCFPD if they are still looking for the driver of the vehicle involved in this accident, but they have not followed up with us yet. UCFPD did not release any further updates on the accident, but we’re working on finding out more.
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