At Legally Pink Law we are constantly staying aware of auto accidents in the
news. Recently we’ve become aware that an Orange County deputy was relived
of duty due to his involvement in a hit and run crash.
Florida Highway Patrol’s investigation of a March 7th crash has led
to the arrest of Carmelo Ortiz, an Orange County deputy. It is alleged
that Ortiz failed to remain at a crash, which involved injury. The accident
occurred on Red Bug Lake Road, where a Nissan Rogue was rear-ended by
a Cadillac later discovered to have been driven by Ortiz. Ortiz originally
exited his car to check if the passengers of the Nissan were ok, but then
drove away from the scene with his lights off. The driver of the Nissan,
Elizabeth Bouton followed the Cadillac to retrieve a license plate number.
Troopers arrived at Ortiz’s home where he first insisted he was not
involved in an accident and then acted surprised when he saw the damage
to his vehicle. Ortiz was subsequently relieved of his deputy duty.
As your Orlando auto accident attorney, we are interested in helping you
fight your auto accident case. Please contact Legally Pink Law for a free
consultation concerning your auto accident.